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What's in a Name?: Breaux Bridge

Lost Louisiana

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, 30.277509, -91.905426

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-12-07

Duration: 00:08:10

Subjects: History | BRIDGES | Breaux, Scholastique Picou | Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival | FESTIVALS

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Delcambre, Kenneth Interviewee

Description

This segment from the “What’s in a Name, Part 3” episode of the series “Lost Louisiana” from December 7, 2006, features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish, a city designated as the “Crawfish Capital of the World.” Whinham talks to local historian Kenneth Delcambre about famous people from Breaux Bridge, the origin of the city’s name, and his discovery that the city was founded by a woman named Scholastique Picou Breaux in 1829. Whinham and Delcambre also take a walking tour of the city, including the site of the original “Breaux Bridge” and the statue of Scholastique Picou Breaux. Whinham also touches on the city’s famous Crawfish Festival.