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Historic Fort Pike Closure (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 30.1564582, -89.7444969

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-02-06

Duration: 00:07:25

Subjects: Fort Pike (La.) | Louisiana state historic sites | Louisiana. Office of State Parks | History


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Stacey, Christopher Interviewee


This segment from the February 6, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the indefinite closure of the Fort Pike State Historic Site due to the mid-year budget cuts in the state park system. Whinham visits the historic site located twenty miles east of New Orleans. He also interviews Dr. Christopher Stacey, a history professor at LSU-Alexandria, who discusses the historical significance of the site and his feelings on its closure.