Vermilion Parish

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Vermilion Parish is a region with fascinating history and culture. From the settlement of the area—beginning as early as 1757, predominately by French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, and Acadian colonists and the native Attapakas people—Vermilion Parish has evolved to become recognized as "the most Cajun place on earth," as noted by its motto. Today it is still common to hear Cajun French spoken on the streets of its villages, towns, and hamlets. Vermilion Parish people are a lively multicultural blend marinated in history and infused with a unique joie de vivre. Cajuns make up a significant portion of its population and exert a huge impact on its culture. They are family-friendly, predominantly Catholic, and known far and wide for their lively Cajun music—as well as their spicy Cajun cuisine using local ingredients, such as okra, rice, pecans, seafood, and wild game.
ISBN: 9780738582245
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 227
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Warren A. Perrin, local historian and cultural preservationist, is president of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) and a native of the parish. He presents the history of Vermilion Parish through its citizens: families, farmers, students, ranchers, fishermen, educators, musicians, and politicians. Always friendly and often colorful, the people who make up the intricate tapestry of the area tell the beautiful story of Vermilion Parish's rich history.
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