Friday, June 13, 2014

56. Interview with Fran Holman about Environmentalist Caroline Dorman. Part 1.

56. We interview Fran Holman, the author of the biography of Caroline Dorman, one of Louisiana's most important naturalists and environmentalists. The biography, "The Gift of the Wild Things": The Biography of Caroline Dorman, has recently been reissued. Fran has also edited a book of articles by Dorman herself, Adventures in Wild Flowers: The Timeless Writings of Caroline Dorman. This week: part 1 of our interview.
  1. This week in Louisiana history.  June 15, 1910 Evangeline Parish created
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  Alfred Bonnabel, parish school director who served on the school board from 1872 through 1918, dedicated a two-room schoolhouse in Bucktown on June 14, 1908.
  3. This week in Louisiana.  June 20-22.  Louisiana Catfish Festival A catfish-skinning exhibition, plus magic shows, balloon animals, children's games, a country store, live bands, pay-one-price rides, foods, arts and crafts. Admission: Free.
    St. Gertrude Catholic Church
    17292 Highway 631
    Des Allemands
    985.758.7542.
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