Monthly Archives: May 2016

Profile Response: Ashley Rogers, Whitney Plantation, Wallace, LA

“Tisn’t he who has stood and looked on that can tell you what slavery is – ‘tis he who has endured.” – John Little, fugitive slave, 1855 After touring Whitney Plantation, I met with Ashley Rogers. As I approached, Ashley … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Adina, Whitney Plantation, Wallace, LA

Every visitor to the Whitney Plantation wears a slave around his neck. Tour tickets are lanyards with placards bearing the name and sculpted image of a slave child on the front. The backside includes an autobiographical statement from The Federal … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Wendy, Konriko Company, New Iberia, LA

The four-dollar tour of the Konriko Rice mill includes a short film on the history and culture of Acadiana and a guided stroll through our nation’s oldest rice mill still in operation. The cypress timber and galvanized steel facility opened … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Rosary House, New Iberia, LA

When the Rosary House store opened, during the 1960’s peak of Catholicism in the United States, it was about the size of an A&P grocery or Woolworth 5 & 10. Since then both A&P and Woolworth have gone bust. Meanwhile … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Mike Broussard, President, Cajun French Music Association, Lafayette, LA

Broussard Avenue, Broussard insurance, Broussard attorney, Broussard gastroenterology, Broussard on every third mailbox, even a town called Broussard. Like the surname Yeager in Ohio, Meyer in New York, (or Fallon in Boston); Broussard is common lingo in Acadiana. Mike Broussard, … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Katie Hucker & Jonathon Langlinais, Lafayette, LA

“This is my life. I have an obligation to actualize my own happiness. That justifies the bike shop, tool store, animal rescue we are running here.” Jonathon Langlinais’ tract house; the last one on a modest street next to a … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Juanita Campbell, Pecan Island, LA

  We have a home and hearts that know no strangers. Currently six dogs, three cats, chickens. We have a futon and two air mattresses and can push furniture around to make a lot more floor room. We are not … Continue reading

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