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The Lady is a Tramp: The charms of Natchitoches, Louisiana

From the bloggers at The Lady is a Tramp

I fell victim to the charms of Natchitoches, Louisiana. In the future, whenever I am nearby, I intend to visit. In short, I am having a love affair with a Northwest Louisiana town.

But before I wax poetic, let’s get the pronunciation straight and review a little history. “Nack-a-dish” is named for an indigenous tribe of people from the area. This is where the Spanish came exploring in the 1500’s, and the French settled in 1714. Natchitoches is the oldest town in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.

Fort St. Jean Baptiste, the original French settlement founded by Louis Juchereau De St. Denis, has be been rebuilt along the banks of the old Red River (known as Cane River Lake after the river re-routed itself).

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