City Histories

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City Histories


While preserving the French Heritage of Louisiana, one must remember the historical cities that have been influenced by the French. Arnaudville and Lafayette are perfect examples of cities that are grounded in the French Heritage. Through historical books that were brought to us, we discover the history of the cities, how they were developed, and how they came to be influenced by the French culture.


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Items in the City Histories Collection

A French Love Story in Louisiana
The video is of Ablaut Arnaud, a direct descendant of the Brothers Arnaud who founded Arnaudville. The provider of the picture told the story of how Ablaut met his future wife when she was a baby. Later when Ablaut was 22 and his wife was 14, they…

Turning the Page of the History of Arnaudville
The two objects in the recording above are both the same book which is named One Hundred Years of the Upper Teche. The book on the left is the typed up and bounded manuscript of the published book on the right. The manuscript was the original copy…

The History and French Atmosphere of Lafayette, Louisiana
When considering the presence of the French in Louisiana, one must remember that the French had been there since 1682 when Robert Cavalier de La Salle claimed the vast territory that stretched from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico for France, which…

If They Could Talk! Acadiana's Buildings and their Biographies
A book written by Mario Mamalakis that documents the buildings in Acadiana and their history.

Breaux Namesake
History of the family name. Ancestors founded Breaux Bridge. They came from the Acadia region of Canada.


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