Avoyelles: Crossroads of Louisiana Where All Cultures Meet

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The parish has a rich history begun by people of many different descents--French, Spanish, English, Scotch-Irish, German, Italian, and Jewish--coming together in mutual respect and peace, but not without the ups and downs that come with the human condition. The books takes the reader on six tours through Avoyelles, from the towns of Marksville and Cocoville to Lake Pearl and Cottonport, giving the reader a penned as well as pictorial background of life in the parish as well as the culture that still thrives within them. Members of the executive board of La Commission des Avoyelles have combed the sections of their parish to bring forth the written and oral history and every old picture that could be found. Brought together in a masterful collection, the pieces document Avoyelles parish, its beginning, its development, and its present.
ISBN: 9781565546172
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Parish Histories
Images: 703
Pages: 228
Dimensions: 9 (w) x 12 (h)
Sue Eakin, who passed away in 2009, was a professor of history at Louisiana State University at Alexandria. She spent more than four decades teaching Louisiana history, bringing a fresh approach to analyzing the state's vibrant past. Eakin's previous work included a rewrite of Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave 1841-1853 that is intended for younger audiences. She resided in Bunkie, Louisiana, near the plantation where the events in Solomon Northrup's tale took place.
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