161. We talk to Kathleen DuVal, author of Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution, about the critical role played by Louisiana during the Revolutionary War. Governor Galvez lead his forces against the British forces, winning every battle and taking all the territory from Baton Rouge to Pensacola. As a result, the British lost all their territory along the Gulf of Mexico, and the Americans were able to keep open their critical supply lines up the Mississippi. Kathleen is a history professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on early America, particularly cross-cultural relations on North American borderlands. She researches and writes about how various American Indian, European, and African men and women interacted from the sixteenth through early nineteenth centuries.
- This week in Louisiana history. June 17, 1868. The first town election was held in Lake Charles.
- This week in New Orleans history. June 18, 1860.
Gerard Stith finishes his term as Mayor of New Orleans.
Gerard Stith was elected the Mayor of New Orleans on June 7,
1858, being the candidate of the American or “Know Nothing”
- This week in Louisiana.
Sunflower Trail and Festival
June 18th, 2016
12797 Main St., Highway 3049, Gilliam, LA 71029
The Sunflower Festival is a family oriented event located under the trees in Gilliam. Featuring local crafts, entertainment, art displays, and food. The attraction for many visitors is the drive on Highway 3049 north from Shreveport to Gilliam to enjoy the sunflowers, the beautiful the countryside, and the small towns.
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