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Natchitoches’ 275th Birthday (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-10-20

Duration: 00:04:02

Subjects: History


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Carleton, Mark Interviewee
  • Sampite, Joe Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker


This segment from the October 20, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the 275th birthday of Natchitoches, the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. He interviews Dr. Mark Carleton, a history professor at LSU, and Natchitoches Mayor Joe Sampite. His report also includes highlights of Governor Buddy Roemer speaking at the birthday celebration. Host: Robert Collins