Saturday, August 6, 2016

168. Germantown with Jean Doerge

168. We explore the Germantown settlement with the director of the museum Jean Doerge. In 1835, the Countess Leon led a group of Lutherans to settle seven miles northeast of Minden.  The wanted to be on the same latitude as Jerusalem (31° 47′) when Christ returned. The commune dissolved in 1871, but most of the people remained in the area, and many of their descendants still live nearby today.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. August 6, 1727. Ursuline nuns arrive in New Orleans and begin a school for girls.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. August 6, 2009, Congressman William Jefferson went back to court (after his conviction the day before on 11 corruption chargres) for forfeiture proceedings. His defense argued that much of the money the government wished to seize was from legitimate business enterprise and his "passion for Africa". Jefferson and family was held liable to forfeit more than $470,000 of this bribe money paid to sham companies under the family's control.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    August 17th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
    Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds
    401 Richard St.,
    Delcambre, LA 70528
    337-685-2653
    Website
    Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds
    Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a Shrimp Cook-off, queens pageants', fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.
  4. Postcard from New Orleans. Fox the Palm Reader at Bourbon St. & Orleans St. [explicit]
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Germantown

Jean Doerge

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