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The city of Carencro is nestled in the heart of Cajun country in southern Louisiana. The earliest date in the records of the St. Pierre Genealogical Society is 1765, when exiled Acadians settled in the Attakapas District in an area then known as the Carencro Prairie. Many arrived under a cattle agreement, but settlers also desired to farm the land of the prairie. From the beginning, the area has been rich in faith, strong in personality, and successful from years of surviving the trials of life. The prairie was later called St. Pierre, the French name for St. Peter. Today, St. Peter's Catholic Church sits in the hub of the city, as it has for decades. As the years have passed, Carencro has stayed true to its founding fathers. It is a place that constantly grew and embraced change while staying steadfast in the faith that was brought by the first settlers.
ISBN: 9781467112796
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 222
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Stacey Judice, Kathy Higginbotham, and Donna Latiolais have dug into the facts to discover the history of Carencro. Higginbotham and Latiolais are both members of the St. Pierre Genealogical Society. Latiolais was born and raised in Carencro and serves as the society's president. Judice is the founder of the Carencro publication Community Chronicles.
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