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Leon C. Vial, Sr. (1878–1939).

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"One of the earliest unsettling events which took place in the beginning of the twentieth century was the untimely end to Sheriff Lewis Ory’s long years of service as sheriff. Ory and other peace officers were attempting to apprehend a known criminal when they were fired upon by a fugitive from Jefferson Parish. Sheriff Ory was hit in the temple and died at the..." Read More


Hahnville folk artist Lorraine Gendron and her husband Louis have created a thriving art industry featuring Mississippi mud. Her mud sculptures have appeared in prestigious venues, fine art museums across the South, and in international collections. Lorraine is also known for her vivid acrylic paintings and whimsical wood cutouts. Her work was featured at the White House in 2001 and is currently hanging in the State Capital in Baton Rouge.

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"Hahnville folk artist Lorraine Gendron and her husband Louis have created a thriving art industry featuring Mississippi mud. Her mud sculptures have appeared in prestigious venues, fine art museums across the South, and in international collections. Lorraine is also known for her vivid acrylic paintings and whimsical wood cutouts. Her work was featured at the White House in 2001 and is currently..." Read More