Philip Andrepont, Patrick Morrow and Warren A. Perrin collect stories and photos for “St. Landry Parish,” part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. Culling from almost 300 years of Louisiana history (St. Landry Parish is one of the oldest in Louisiana and Opelousas the third oldest city), the book celebrates the culture and history of sports figures, politicians, musicians, les gens de couleur libres (free people of color) and more.
The Acadians were French settlers of eastern Canada who were exiled from their land in the 1750s. The Cajuns are their descendants who settled in Louisiana. Today, thousands of Acadian-Cajun descendants cherish their rich legacy of history, culture, & genealogy.