The Opelousas Civic League and Abdalla’s Department Show held a unique style show at the Indian Hills Country Club in Opelousas on April 11, 1961. What made it unique were the fashions that were modeled.
CAROLA LILLIE HARTLEYPublisher and Contributing Writer This photograph from a publication around the turn of the 20th century, shows five popular young women in Opelousas at that time. In the photo is Mamie Lastrapes, center; Ada Sandoz, top right; Olympia Laas, top left; Mattye Curtis, bottom left; and Lucille Lacombe, bottom right.
Enola Prudhomme, the daughter of Eli Prudhomme and Hazel Reed Prudhomme, was born in St. Landry Parish on January 1, 1932. The date of her birth was a sign of the things Enola would do during her life. She was a go-getter, and a starter. Just as January 1, 1932 was the beginning of a new year, the birth of Enola Prudhomme on that date was the beginning of a new chapter in the culinary history of Opelousas and St. Landry Parish.
Angela Gregory: A Legacy Chiseled in Stone – Louisiana Public Broadcast (LPB) – Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM.
From the two centuries of newspapers in Opelousas during this week of August, over the years …
The life of Louisiana Sculptor Angela Gregory to be presented on LPB. Gregory did the artwork on the St. Landry Parish Courthouse in downtown Opelousas. Click on the flyer to learn more.
This photo from the past shows a group of young ladies enjoying themselves on Main Street in Washington over a century ago.
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!
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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.