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Louisiana Home Grown

WWL-TV Special Projects Collection



Genre: Special, Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana General, Paulina, St. James Parish, Louisiana, St. James Parish, Louisiana, Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, Lockport, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Marrero, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Labadieville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: Circa 1970

Duration: 00:25:53

Subjects: Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana | Johnson, Phil, 1929-2010 | Dorignac Farms | Dorignac, Joseph P. Jr., 1923-1991 | Turtle industry | Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, Louisiana | Thoroughbred industry | Horse racing | Horse industry | Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, Louisiana | Sugarcane | Bagasse | Valentine Paper Mill | Lockport, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana | Celotex Corporation | Marrero, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana | Guglielmo Perique Tobacco Company | Perique | Tobacco products | Paulina, St. James Parish, Louisiana | SPANISH MOSS | Moss industry | Tobacco industry | Lake Verret (La.) | Duet Moss Gin | Labadieville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana | Sugarcane industry | Bagasse industry


  • Johnson, Phil Narrator
  • Johnson, Phil Writer
  • Tolhurst, Jim Director
  • Tolhurst, Jim Editor
  • Holloway, R.W. Speaker
  • Martin, Fernand Speaker


Louisiana Home Grown, a WWL-TV Special Project narrated by Phil Johnson, explores Louisiana's uniquely grown and produced contributions to the world. The first part focuses on Folsom, Louisiana as the center for the state's thoroughbred industry. Dorignac Farms, owned by Joe Dorignac, is featured. Joseph P. Dorignac III is mentioned. The second story highlights Louisiana as the largest turtle producing state in the nation with about 30 ponds in Assumption Parish. Wilbert Hebert's pond in Pierre Part, Louisiana is shown. The third part features the bagasse industry in Louisiana, centering on the Valentine Paper Mill in Lockport, Louisiana and the Celotex Plant in Marrero, Louisiana. The fourth story spotlights the perique tobacco industry in St. James Parish. R.W. Holloway and Fernand Martin speak about the Guglielmo Perique Tobacco Company in Paulina, Louisiana. Alfred Guglielmo, owner, is mentioned. The final story is about the Spanish moss industry in Louisiana. Abel Hebert and Paul Gaudet are shown picking moss at Lake Verret for Lawrence Duet, owner of the Duet Moss Gin in Labadieville, Louisiana.