Saturday, October 5, 2013

20. Interview with Dr. Christina Vella about the Baroness de Pontalba.

20.  We interview Dr. Christina Vella about Micaela Leonarda Antonia Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba (November 6, 1795 - April 20, 1874).  If you haven't heard her fascinating story yet, you do know her work.  Perhaps the most iconic location in Louisiana is Jackson Square; she and her father we commissioned all the buildings around the square.  First, the Baroness had to endure years of domestic abuse, survive an attempt on her life, and set a legal precedent for getting a separation as a recourse for an abusive marriage.  Join us for part 1 of our interview.
  1. This week in Louisiana history.  October 8, 1769. O'Reilly restricted N.O. to only twelve taverns.
  2. This week in Louisiana.
    Angola Prison Rodeo
    Every Sunday in October
    End of Highway 66, approximately twenty-two miles northwest of the town of
    St. Francisville, LA
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