Louisiana

Digging Deep: Southern Stone

The American South

Southern quarries may not be the most beautiful things in the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world have certainly been made from their offerings

Louisiana: The Pelican State

Louisiana: The Pelican State

Louisiana

Pelicans have been a symbol of this Southern state since the days of early explorers, but the 1960’s saw a decline and near extinction in the beloved bird of the Pelican State.

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part Three

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; San Antonio, TX; Roanoke, VA; Harper’s Ferry, WV

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

Julius Freyhan

St. Francisville, Louisiana

When persecution drove Julius Freyhan from Europe to tiny St. Francisville, Louisiana, he found he had as much to give to this small Southern town as America had given to him.

Why Napoleon Sold Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Haiti’s struggle today against tyranny, poverty, and misery is known the world wide, but it was their courageous struggle for freedom two hundred years ago that helped determine the fate of the West.

Cane River Cotton and the Old Oakland Plantation

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Two and a quarter centuries ago, one of America’s earliest cotton plantations set up shop near Natchitoches on the Cane River, and it thrives today as the South’s most authentic example of French Creole plantation life

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part One

Mobile, AL; Little Rock, AR; St. Augustine, FL; Macon, GA; Covington, KY; New Orleans, LA

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

Chasing Les Bon Temps on the Cajun Prairie with the Courir de Mardi Gras

Church Point, Louisiana

Get out of the city and come to the Cajun’s wild and colorful chicken-chasing Courir de Mardi Gras—where the good times roll in their own rollicking way

Shotgun Houses

New Orleans, Louisiana

When land gets scarce, men get innovative.

Black Traditions in the Architecture of the South

Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana

The architectural traditions of the American black community are a fascinating part of our collective history

Move Over, Colonel: The Best Fried Chicken in the South

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Mason, TN; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA

No, Colonel, you didn’t make our list, but we sincerely hope you would approve of our roundup of some of the best fried chicken in the South

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living