Saturday, October 11, 2014

73. Interview with Musician Stephen Billeaud

73.  We interview Stephen Billeaud.  Writer and musician. Formerly of Royal Teeth. Resides in Lafayette, Louisiana, cher.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. October 14, 1813. U.S. dragoons attacked pirate Jean Lafitte in marshes near N.O.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. October 11, 1937.  In 10 parishes, 5,335 people were employed, in this "white collar" program, who sorted 59,224 case reports at Charity Hospital, thousands of volumes for the New Orleans Public Library, the archives of the Cabildo and City Hall, 15,000 veterans' grave records, and 12,923 service records. The data from 800,000 observations of atmospheric balloon flights were recorded, currents and tides were indexed.  New Orleans traffic problems were surveyed.  Workers modernized the city tax office by processing 183,687 pages of tax record books.  A toy lending center was established where workers repaired 1528 toys and created 8,825 more.  Other workers reconditioned 1,574 pieces of furniture for distribution to underprivileged homes and made clothing for persons on relief rolls at 10 different locations.  Alma S. Hammond was the state director of this Professional and Service Division.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    79th International Rice Festival
    October 15th, 2014 - October 18th, 2014
    Downtown
    Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, LA 70526
    337-783-3067
    http://www.ricefestival.com/

  4. Battle of New Orleans  September 15 Resolutions by the citizens of New Orleans in Tremoulet's coffee-house.  NO. XIII
    At a very numerous and respectable meeting of the citizens of New Orleans and its vicinity, assembled pursuant to public notice at Tremoulet's coffee-house, on the 15th day of September, 1814, to consider of the propriety of naming a committee to co-operate with the constituted authorities of the state and general government, in suggesting measures of defence, and calling out the force of the country in the present emergency,
    Edward Livingston, Esq. was called to the chair, and Richard Relf, Esq. appointed secretary of the meeting.
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