Originally published in 1943, this comprehensive volume chronicles the history of Avoyelles Parish, from the first Indian settlers to the time of the book’s publication. Saucier provides in-depth information about the organization of the parish as it grew out of the Avoyelles Post during the French regime.
Throughout the book, Saucier explores the many hardships endured by the first settlers, such as the health and sanitation, relief and welfare organizations, and numerous disasters—most notably the Red River flood of 1927. Saucier also provides the history of institutions, such as churches, education, banking, and journalism, that would serve as a foundation for its future population.
About the Author
At the time of the book’s original publication in 1943, Saucier was an assistant professor of Spanish, formerly assistant professor of French, at Louisiana State Normal College in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She is also the author of Histoire et Traditions de la Paroisse des Avoyelles (F). An avid historian, Dr. Saucier was a native of Avoyelles Parish.
HISTORY OF AVOYELLES PARISH
By Corinne L. Saucier, PhD
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
542 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 9781565544352 pb (F)