Vermilion Parish, Louisiana (Images of America Series)

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Overview

Vermilion Parish is a region with fascinating history and culture. From the settlement of the area—beginning as early as 1757, predominately by French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, and Acadian colonists and the native Attapakas people—Vermilion Parish has evolved to become recognized as "the most Cajun place on earth," as noted by its motto. Today it is still common to hear Cajun French spoken on the streets of its villages, towns, and hamlets. Vermilion Parish people are a lively multicultural blend ...

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Overview

Vermilion Parish is a region with fascinating history and culture. From the settlement of the area—beginning as early as 1757, predominately by French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, and Acadian colonists and the native Attapakas people—Vermilion Parish has evolved to become recognized as "the most Cajun place on earth," as noted by its motto. Today it is still common to hear Cajun French spoken on the streets of its villages, towns, and hamlets. Vermilion Parish people are a lively multicultural blend marinated in history and infused with a unique joie de vivre. Cajuns make up a significant portion of its population and exert a huge impact on its culture. They are family-friendly, predominantly Catholic, and known far and wide for their lively Cajun music—as well as their spicy Cajun cuisine using local ingredients, such as okra, rice, pecans, seafood, and wild game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738582245
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,371,384
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Warren A. Perrin, local historian and cultural preservationist, is president of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) and a native of the parish. He presents the history of Vermilion Parish through its citizens: families, farmers, students, ranchers, fishermen, educators, musicians, and politicians. Always friendly and often colorful, the people who make up the intricate tapestry of the area tell the beautiful story of Vermilion Parish's rich history.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Origins and Settlements 9

2 The Acadian Diaspora 17

3 Towns and Hamlets 25

4 Where Minorities Are the Majority 31

5 The Legends of the Parish 39

6 Communal Interdependence 49

7 Music and Entertainment 55

8 Art, Culture, and Traditional Crafts 73

9 Public Affairs, Sports, and Education 91

10 Social Life 111

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    Wonderful, elegaic, outstanding, delightful!

    A subjective photographic historical survey of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, compiled and edited with great affection by Warren A. Perrin. Fascinating for its incorporation of archival references in a deftly interwoven narrative. A wonderful, highly recommended starting point for anyone interested in the history of the central gulf coast and of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.

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