73-year-old David Sweatt, a carpenter from Brownsville, Texas, with daughter walking at his side, is shown pulling their wagon loaded with his wife and other four children on c. May 9, 1938. The family is pictured as they leave Opelousas following a ten day stay in town while Mrs. Sweatt gave birth to a baby daughter.
Opelousas Women in Business: From 1902 to about 1915, the family of Patton Taylor Blackshear, known as P. T., operated a mercantile store in the building that once housed the business of Christopher Dietlein.
Have you ever entered the St. Landry Parish Courthouse from Court Street?
March is Women’s History Month, and today, March 8, 2022, is International Women’s Day. We celebrate the amazing women of Opelousas and St. Landry Parish, and all their achievements throughout our history. Enjoy your day!
t seems people today are interested in history and stories of the past.
Continuing to focus on the women of Opelousas and St. Landry Parish during National Women’s History month, today we share information on two more women in our history – Mrs. J. A. Delaurelle, and Miss A. Traber Renaud.
Since 1987 the month of March has been designated as National Women’s History month.