WEFOUNDLouisiana Conservationist, 2008, Vol. 61 (Classic Reprint)


Whether you’re craving small-town authenticity or big-city excitement, every region in the state is infused with #OnlyLouisiana character and flavor. Looking for activities in a particular parish? Check out these parish tourism resources .

The cities of Alexandria and Pineville straddle the Red River and form a hub for fine arts . Nearby, delve into the Louisiana History Museum or visit Kent Plantation House , a 200-year-old French colonial structure and outbuildings. The east-central part of the state is a must for exploring Native American heritage , from Marksville and Simmesport to Vidalia . The oldest complete sawmill complex in the South is located nearby. And in Ferriday , the Delta Music Museum pays tribute to legendary rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues performers.

The area of Lafayette , Louisiana is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole Country , an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’. The rich cultural history, the tasty culinary scene and the distinctive Cajun and Zydeco music are all part of the cultural legacy created by the diverse people who settled here — Acadian, Creole, French, African, Spanish, Italian and Native Americans. It’s an area where the Cajun dialect is still spoken.

Whether you’re craving small-town authenticity or big-city excitement, every region in the state is infused with #OnlyLouisiana character and flavor. Looking for activities in a particular parish? Check out these parish tourism resources .

The cities of Alexandria and Pineville straddle the Red River and form a hub for fine arts . Nearby, delve into the Louisiana History Museum or visit Kent Plantation House , a 200-year-old French colonial structure and outbuildings. The east-central part of the state is a must for exploring Native American heritage , from Marksville and Simmesport to Vidalia . The oldest complete sawmill complex in the South is located nearby. And in Ferriday , the Delta Music Museum pays tribute to legendary rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues performers.

The area of Lafayette , Louisiana is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole Country , an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’. The rich cultural history, the tasty culinary scene and the distinctive Cajun and Zydeco music are all part of the cultural legacy created by the diverse people who settled here — Acadian, Creole, French, African, Spanish, Italian and Native Americans. It’s an area where the Cajun dialect is still spoken.

Opioid abuse is a problem in Louisiana where almost all indicators…addiction to opioid medications, overdose deaths, emergency room admissions and over-prescribing…are evidence of the problem.

Getting your annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community. Flu shots are now available at local pharmacies, clinics, doctor’s offices and federally qualified (community) health centers near you.

Act 261 was passed in 2015 which allows physicians to prescribe (recommend) Medical Marijuana. The Legislature named the agriculture centers at Louisiana State University and Southern University as the only legal growers of marijuana plants, from which medicines will be extracted.

Whether you’re craving small-town authenticity or big-city excitement, every region in the state is infused with #OnlyLouisiana character and flavor. Looking for activities in a particular parish? Check out these parish tourism resources .

The cities of Alexandria and Pineville straddle the Red River and form a hub for fine arts . Nearby, delve into the Louisiana History Museum or visit Kent Plantation House , a 200-year-old French colonial structure and outbuildings. The east-central part of the state is a must for exploring Native American heritage , from Marksville and Simmesport to Vidalia . The oldest complete sawmill complex in the South is located nearby. And in Ferriday , the Delta Music Museum pays tribute to legendary rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues performers.

The area of Lafayette , Louisiana is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole Country , an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’. The rich cultural history, the tasty culinary scene and the distinctive Cajun and Zydeco music are all part of the cultural legacy created by the diverse people who settled here — Acadian, Creole, French, African, Spanish, Italian and Native Americans. It’s an area where the Cajun dialect is still spoken.

Opioid abuse is a problem in Louisiana where almost all indicators…addiction to opioid medications, overdose deaths, emergency room admissions and over-prescribing…are evidence of the problem.

Getting your annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community. Flu shots are now available at local pharmacies, clinics, doctor’s offices and federally qualified (community) health centers near you.

Act 261 was passed in 2015 which allows physicians to prescribe (recommend) Medical Marijuana. The Legislature named the agriculture centers at Louisiana State University and Southern University as the only legal growers of marijuana plants, from which medicines will be extracted.

A consortium of researchers led by a UL Lafayette physics professor spent some time eavesdropping in the Gulf of Mexico this past summer.

They were seeking clues that could tell them how deepwater mammals are faring 10 years after one of the largest oil spills in history.

Scientists used a variety of sophisticated underwater and surface equipment to gather information about whales and dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico and their environment.


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