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Lake Charles history: The tale of Jean Lafitte and Charles Sallier's wife

Updated: Oct. 1, 2017 at 2:19 PM CDT
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Sallier cabin (Source: Imperial Calcasieu Museum)
Sallier cabin (Source: Imperial Calcasieu Museum)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - As the City of Lake Charles celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend, let's take a quick look at a colorful bit of local history.

Devin Morgan, exhibit coordinator for the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, talks about the relationship between early settler - and city namesake - Charles Sallier and the famed pirate Jean Lafitte.

Their friendship hit a rough patch when Lafitte allegedly embarked on an affair with Catherine LeBleu, Sallier's wife.

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