Hidden History of Acadiana

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Overview
Tragedy and destruction abound in this region and in these pages, but heroism, glory and Cajun flair come in equal measure. From the improbable Thoroughbred Twenty-Twoinit, which defied odds and burned Vegas oddsmakers at Evangeline Downs, to the destitute Reconstruction-era Cajuns who sought recompense from the federal government after the war, history comes to life in these retellings by historian and yarn spinner William Thibodeaux. Before “serial killer” was a term, a vile murderer stalked the streets of then-tiny Lafayette, inciting unimaginable terror. All too familiar are harrowing tales of locals who battened down the hatches as horrible storms roared forth. From the hills to the bayous, Acadiana has quite a story to tell, especially for those who lean in close to listen.
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ISBN: 9781467143578
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: Louisiana
Series: Hidden History
Images: 81
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
William J. Thibodeaux, along with his wife, Judy, and Baby Bear, their toy poodle, live in Lafayette, Louisiana. This is his first book.
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