John McNeese came to Louisiana with a few other men, planning to sell cattle in New Orleans. However, drought meant that most of the cattle were dead by the time the men reached Lake Charles. They sold the rest and McNeese began teaching in the Lake…

Scott, Louisiana is full of rural characteristics and has several historic buildings. Many of the buildings throughout the city resemble a special style and are similar historically. Downtown Scott is split into two sections by the railroad tracks.…

In Pineville, Louisiana, you will find one of the most predictable places to be haunted—A mental institution. Central LA State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital built in 1906 and surprisingly is still under operation. It housed THOUSANDS of patients…

This cathedral-sized church in Opelousas is called the “Mother Church of Acadiana,” for it was the second to be founded in the Diocese of Lafayette, and many smaller church parishes have been formed within the wide boundaries of the original parish…

Blackham Coliseum was built many years ago and it is the site of various activities including rodeos, flower shows, and crawfish races. Everyone should see it.