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By the time this short history was first published in 1943, the legacy of Avoyelles Parish was almost completely forgotten. Corinne L. Saucier, Ph.D., an original native of Avoyelles and a folklore enthusiast, gathered records, interviews, and visuals to memorialize this significant era inaspect of Louisiana history. This French language text is a must-have resource for anyone fascinated by the people and culture of central Louisiana when it was still heavily under French influence.

History of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

  • Dr. Corinne L. Saucier (1890-1960) dedicated her life to education and the preservation of the rich, local tradition of folklore in central and southern Louisiana. Her scholarly books include History of Avoyelles Parish, Traditions de la Paroisse des Avoyelles en Louisiane, and Histoire et Geographie des Avoyelles en Louisiane. She completed graduate studies at the Sorbonne in Paris and at Columbia University in New York, earning her doctorate in 1949 from Laval University in Quebec. Prior to her death in 1960, Saucier was professor of French and Spanish at Northwestern State College for twenty-four years and resided in Natchitoches, Louisiana, for twenty-nine years.

  • ISBN: 1565544358
    6 x 9 Paperback
    632 Pages
    Published: May 31, 1999
    Features: Illustrated, Index, Table of Contents

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