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A wing of La Salpêtrière Orphanage/Prison in Paris where Anne Roland Bordelon was held before being forced to migrate to Louisiana where she became the ancestress of one of the largest families of Avoyelles Parish. Sites such as this are among those to be visited.

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1642 drawing of St. Martin des Champs in Paris where 184 couples were married before being sent to Louisiana.

Louisiana-France 2020 trip planned to commemorate 300th anniversary of Louisiana colonists

A unique tour of France on the original Louisiana colonists has been announced that is of special interest to Avoyelles Parish families.

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Tyler Couvillion, 14, of Hessmer sends the ball down the alley during the state Special Olympics Bowling Tournament on Jan. 11 in Baton Rouge.

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Tyler Couvillion, who has autism, displays his gold medal for bowling he won at the state Special Olympics tournament. Tyler is 14 and attends Bunkie Magnet High School.

Young bowler wins state Gold Medal

Tyler Couvillion, 14, of Hessmer bowled an 89 to earn a gold medal in his division at the Louisiana Special Olympics Tournament in Baton Rouge on Jan. 11.

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Sue Johnson (center) sits with her sisters Nettie Jans (left) and Ruth Dupuy during a celebration of her 100th birthday at Bayou Rouge Baptist Church in Evergreen last Sunday (Jan. 12). Sue turned 100 on Jan. 13. Nettie, of Evergreen, is 91 and Ruth, who lives in New Iberia, is 97. {Photo courtesy of Rev. David Trimbur}

100-year-old Evergreen native remains active

It was the beginning of the era known as the ‘Roaring ‘20s.” Most of the “young lions” of that era have passed away -- but not all of them.



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