- This week in Louisiana history. August 11, 1856 A
hurricane kills more than 200 people vacationing at Isle
Derniere (Last Island). Hearn's Chita
is based on that hurricane.
- This week in New Orleans history. Lee Harvey Oswald
contacted the FBI on August 9, 1963 after he was arrested in
New Orleans for disturbing the peace, asking to speak with an
- This week in Louisiana. August 14-16. Le Cajun Awards
and Music Festival Cajun music, dancing, food,
arts and crafts. Events Thursday (Aug. 14) will take place at
La Poussiere Cajun Dancehall, 1301 Grand Point Ave., Breaux
Bridge. Admission: Free Thursday, $5 Friday, and $10 Saturday.
Rayne Civic Center
210 Frog Festival Drive
- August 15 Extract
of a letter from general Jackson to governor Claiborne.
IX. Extract of a letter from major-general Jackson to governor Claiborne, dated fort Jackson, August 15th, 1815.Information this moment received by express from Alabama Heights, bringing me a letter from Pensacola, added to the intelligence received by captain Gordon, who was the bearer of a letter from me to the governor of Pensacola, makes it necessary, that all the forces allotted for the 7th military district, should be held in a state of preparation to march to any point required at a moment's warning.
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