173. Los Adaes field trip. We interview park volunteer Mike Marbut about the history of the Spanish fort at Los Adeas. We are also joined by friends of the show Leslie Bary and Danielle. Leslie was Bruce's professor back at LSU, and we met up here to find out more about one of the oldest European settlements in the state. Los Adaes was the capital of Tejas on the northeastern frontier of New Spain from 1729 to 1770. It included a mission, San Miguel de Linares de los Adaes, and a presidio, Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Los Adaes (Our Lady of the Pillar of the Adaes). The name Adaes represents the indigenous Adai people, who were to be served by the mission. The site, now preserved in the state-run Los Adaes State Historic Site, is located on Louisiana Highway 485 in present-day Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
- This week in Louisiana history. September 10, 1935. Gov. Huey P. Long dies after assassination.
- This week in New Orleans history. September 10, 1962.
Rummel High School opens.
- This week in Louisiana.
Pioneer Heritage Festival
September 16th, 2016 - September 17th, 2016
9359 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, LA 71033
This all-day festival features arts and crafts, concessions, games, entertainment, a bass tournament, a chili cook-off and a parade.
- Postcard from New Orleans
Molly the Pedicab driver. St. Peter & Chartres St.
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|Michael Marbut at Los Adeas|
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