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Bayou Pigeon, LA - Spirit of the Atchafalaya

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From 1806, when the first European explorers paddled by an oak ridge, where there were thousands of pigeons feeding and roosting and gave the place its name, to approximately the 1970’s, “The Spirit of the Atchafalaya” has thrived in the community of Bayou Pigeon.

Sugar Plantations were established prior to the Civil War, cypress timber became the main industry in the early
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Hardcover, Louisiana Bicentennial Edition (2nd printing), 696 pages
Published August 30th 2012 by Clifford J. LeGrange (first published November 5th 2011)
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Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The authors did a very thorough job of researching and telling the story of the history of Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana. The hand-drawn illustrations really bring home the vision of how these people lived and the events that transformed their way of life.

As an avid history buff, I must say that I was surprised at how much I learned from this book. The authors find the perfect balance of giving you an accurate history while telling a great story. They don't stay on any one topic too long, and there ar
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