Heart of Louisiana

  Heart of Louisiana: Bamboo reaches far beyond uses imagined

It’s very green, extremely fast growing and it’s gaining in popularity with home gardeners and sustainable manufacturing. That plant is bamboo, and it has found a home in the rolling hills of Washington Parish.

Heart of Louisiana: Acadian Village

Heart of Louisiana: Vermilionville Jam

Heart of Louisiana: Alexandria Museum of Art

Heart of Louisiana: City Park Sculpture Garden

  Heart of Louisiana: Live oak arboretum

Heart of Louisiana: The SS New York

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Heart of Louisiana: Jim Bowie

Heart of Louisiana: Bluebonnet Swamp

Heart of Louisiana: Rosenwald School in Donaldsonville

  Heart of Louisiana: Fish Hatchery

  Heart of Louisiana: Biking the Beast

  HOL: Native American mounds

  Heart of Louisiana: Southwest Louisiana O-Gauge Model Railroad Club

There's something about a model railroad that can bring a little town to life, and maybe even give us a glimpse into what it was like at some other place and time.

Heart of Louisiana: D.I.’s Cajun Restaurant

The flat land of Southwest Louisiana’s Cajun prairie is famous for a few things -- its rice fields, crawfish farms, spicy food and music. And also, for a certain restaurant, complete with dance floor and live music.

Heart of Louisiana: How the city of Sulphur got its name

Today, this Southwest Louisiana city is in the middle of a massive petrochemical complex. But a century ago, it was home to sulfur mining.