Friday, June 20, 2014

57. Interview with Fran Holman about Environmentalist Caroline Dorman. Part 2.

57. 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 2 of our interview.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. June 22, 1947 Peter "Pistol Pete" Maravich born.
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  June 22, 1837 -- Paul Morphy is Born
  3. This week in Louisiana.  June 27-28. Louisiana Peach Festival The 64th annual celebration of the summer sweet fruit includes parade, peach-eating contest, arts and crafts, a car show, a diaper derby, and performances by the Molly Ringwalds, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Dylan Scott, and Swamp Donkey. Admission: $10 for Friday and Saturday concerts, $5 for Saturday day only. Free for children age 6 and younger.
    Downtown Ruston
    401 N. Trenton St.
    Ruston, LA 71270
    318.255.2031. 
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