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What's in a Name?: Thibodaux

Lost Louisiana



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, 29.7907469, -90.8050489

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-03-15

Duration: 00:06:54

Subjects: History | Lafourche, Bayou (La.) | Rienzi Plantation (Thibodaux, La.) | St. Joseph Co-Cathedral (Thibodaux, La.) | Painters | Nicholls, Francis T. (Francis Tillou), 1834-1912 | NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Robichaux, Richard "Gibbins" Interviewee
  • Ledet, Billy Interviewee
  • Delahaye, Alfred 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 Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish. He talks to Thibodaux native Richard “Gibbins” Robichaux about the origin of the city’s name and the importance of Bayou Lafourche to its history. Whinham and Robichaux also visit the Rienzi Plantation and St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. Whinham also speaks to Thibodaux artist Billy Ledet about his work, including his painting of former Governor Francis T. Nicholls. Lastly, Whinham tours Nicholls State University with Professor Emeritus Dr. Alfred Delahaye.