Heart of Louisiana

  Heart of Louisiana: Frenchies

As American troops stormed ashore and dropped behind German lines in the invasion of France, one of the many barriers they faced was language, being able to communicate with French villagers and resistance fighters.

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

Heart of Louisiana: Jim Bowie

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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

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.