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320. Our interview with Gary L. Dyson author of A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans. This book publishes the journals of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal. The journal explores the eyewitness account of Boston Journal War Correspondent Albert Gaius Hills from the day he left Boston Harbor in November 1861 through the New Orleans Campaign of 1862. Hills recorded his observations while with the Union fleet in the Gulf of Mexico and on Ship Island as well as his account of the bombardments of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and impression of captured New Orleans. This week in Louisiana history. July 7, 1912. Grabow 'Lumber War' shootout takes place near DeRidder, 3 killed, 37 wounded. This week in New Orleans history. Storyville established on July 6, 1897 in an attempt by the New Orleans City Council to control prostitution. It limited the vice to a 38-block district on the edge of the French Quarter. This week in Louisiana. July 6, 2019, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Lebeau Zydeco Festival Immaculate Conception Church 103 Lebeau Church Road Lebeau, LA 71345 It’s all zydeco music, all day long at the Lebeau Zydeco Festival. From the place that gave us zydeco hits like, “Don’t Mess With My Toot Toot” comes an annual celebration of the genre and its roots in the Creole community. Located on the grounds of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lebeau, this festival was made for the fans, featuring the most popular zydeco music bands in South Louisiana. Bring a dancing partner, maybe a lawn chair, and an appetite. The festival is famous for its pork backbone dinners! Admission $12.00. Children 11 and under get in free. Postcards from Louisiana. Poet for hire Hannah Thompson writes a poem for the Louisiana Anthology on Royal St.Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher Listen on Google Play. Listen on Spotify. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.
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