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Acadians Arrive

Acadians Arrive

"In 1764, a few Acadians, whose ancestors had settled the province of Acadia or Nova Scotia, arrived in the colony, and a few settled on the German Coast. However, the great Acadian migration to Louisiana started in 1765, when most settled above the German Coast on what would come to be called the Acadian Coast (St. James Parish). The Louisiana colony, attracted the Acadians because of the French..." Read More


Prosperity Under Spanish Rule

Prosperity Under Spanish Rule

"Almost from the earliest years of Spanish rule, farmers of the German Coast prospered. It was during this time the livestock industry grew to the extent the German Coast cattlemen became almost the sole providers of meat for New Orleans. Cypress trade and grain production also increased on the west bank of the coast and small dairies spotted the landscape. Governor O’Reilly promoted the cypress trade. In 1776, French parliament members noted this prosperity..." Read More