- This week in Louisiana history. April 28, 1862. Forts Jackson and St. Phillip on the Mississippi river are surrendered to Union troops.
- This week in New Orleans history. The Illinois Central
Railroad introduced the original City of New Orleans on April
27, 1947 as a daytime companion to the overnight Panama
Limited. EMD E7 diesel locomotives pulled new lightweight
Pullman Company coaches. The 921-mile route, which the City of
New Orleans covered in 15 hours 55 minutes, was the longest
daytime schedule in the United States.
- This week in Louisiana.
El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia
April 26th, 2019 - April 28th, 2019
102 W Main St,
New Iberia, LA 70560
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Celebrating New Iberia's Spanish roots with "Dave Robicheaux Running of the Bulls" 5K race, re-enactment of the arrival of the Spanish on Bayou Teche, paella/jambalaya cook-off, fais-do-do at the Pavilion, food demonstrations, original Spanish family genealogy, guest lectures, exhibits, the Downtown Art Walk featuring a Spanish artist and more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 337-349-7343.
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