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What's in a Name?: Bogalusa (2007)

Lost Louisiana



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana, 30.8338336, -89.8370397

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-03-15

Duration: 00:07:34

Subjects: History | Great Southern Lumber Company | Music | Studio in the Country (Bogalusa, La.) | Sound recording industry


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Bateman, Marilyn Interviewee
  • Foster, Gene Interviewee
  • Bateman, Jim Interviewee
  • Farmer, Debbie Interviewee


This segment from the “What’s in a Name, Part 4” episode of the series “Lost Louisiana” from March 15, 2007, features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Bogalusa in Washington Parish. He talks to Marilyn Bateman, the Executive Director of the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce, about the origin of the city’s name and the role of the Great Southern Lumber Company in developing the city. Whinham also visits Studio in the Country, a music recording studio, and speaks to chief engineer Gene Foster, producer Jim Bateman, and owner Debbie Farmer about the musicians who have recorded their albums at the studio, the success of their albums, and why the studio is conducive to recording music.