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Nestled between stately live oaks, magnolia trees, and Cane River is the beautiful old town of Natchitoches. The oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase and the third-oldest town in the United States, Natchitoches was founded in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, who was sent by the French governor to establish a colony in Louisiana. In Images of America: Natchitoches see the town as the backdrop for such movies as Steel Magnolias and view rare vintage photographs of plantation homes, the laying of bricks on Front Street, and the development of Northwestern State University.
ISBN: 9780738514994
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Through the archives of several collections housed in the Cammie Henry Research Library at Northwestern State University, along with photographs from several private collections, local historian and attorney Payne Williams, on behalf of the Joyous Coast Foundation, details the history of Natchitoches and shows how its myriad of cultures have blended to create the beauty of this timeless place.
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