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In 1896, the body of Martin Begnaud, lacerated over fifty times was found in a back room of his shop, bound and gagged. Murder no doubt, and murder for money highly suspected. With thousands of dollars missing from his shop, the hunt was on to find…

“O.K., Father who am I to suffer for today?” were the words of Charlene Richard, a 12-year old girl from Church Point, Louisiana. A seemingly normal young lady who would find herself stricken with acute lymphatic leukemia. For most, the painful…

Near the banks of Bayou Bourbeuax, amongst the fields of Sunset, stands a 12-room mansion at the heart of what used to be a 3,000-acre cotton plantation. Construction of the mansion began in 1831 by a man named Hypolite Chretien II and the mansion,…

To those who live along coastal Louisiana, the story is a familiar one: a story of piracy and treasure. The pirate is popularized by the idea that he is the source of buried treasure along the Louisiana coast and within the Louisiana bayous. When…

1909 marks the beginning of a fearful time for many negro families in southern Louisiana. This was the time of a murder rampage where families of five were targeted and slaughtered in the middle of the night. The weapon was always the same: an axe.…

The St. Jacques de Cabahannoce Catholic Church was established in 1757. The original location of the church is now in the Mississippi river, and the actual church structure that was moved numerous times has been swept away by the Mississippi river…

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