- This week in Louisiana history. October 7, 1829. Gov. Derbigny suffers fatal accident when thrown from carriage.
- This week in New Orleans history. October 4, 1884. The University of Louisiana becomes The Tulane University of Louisiana.
- This week in Louisiana.
Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
October 10th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014
500 Girard Park, Lafayette, LA 70503
Festivals Acadiens et Creoles started in 1972 as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive. Since then it has grown into a three day event that attracts people of many different nationalities from all over the world. Whether you're amongst the young or the young at heart, you can bet that Festivals Acadiens has something that will tickle your fancy. Come join us for good music, good food, and good times!
- Battle of New
Orleans September 21, 1814. NO.
Head-quarters, 7th military district, Mobile, September 21, 1814.
To the free coloured inhabitants of Louisiana.
To every noble-hearted, generous freeman of colour, volunteering to serve during the present contest with Great Britain, and no longer, there will be paid the same bounty in money and lands, now received by the White soldiers of the United States, viz. one hundred and twenty-four dollars in money, and one hundred and sixty acres of land. The non-commissioned officers and privates will also be entitled to the same monthly pay and daily rations, and clothes furnished to any American soldier.
On enrolling yourselves in companies, the major-general commanding will select officers for your government, from your white fellow citizens. Your non-commissioned officers will be appointed from among yourselves.
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