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C’est Vrai: Of fish traps and spring finery

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Jim Bradshaw

There has been an admirable effort in recent years to clean up Bayou Teche and other south Louisiana waterways and to protect the oaks that are such a magnificent part of our scenery. We generally attribute it to a new awareness of our environment and of its fragility.

C’est Vrai: The bravest man that ever lived?

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Jim Bradshaw

“The bravest man that ever lived.” That’s how Gen. Richard Taylor described Confederate gunboat captain Emelius Woods Fuller, who fought in south Louisiana.

C’est Vrai: The flu season never forgotten

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Jim Bradshaw

If you haven’t had your flu shot yet, get one. It can save you a lot of misery and maybe even save your life. Thanks to new vaccines, we’re not likely to have an epidemic like the one that swept across the world in 1918, but a lot of people do still get sick each year.

C’est Vrai: Quicker travel, slower mail

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Jim Bradshaw

It was front-page news all across the area in late October 1902 when Southern Pacific announced a new schedule that offered two trains a day running across south Louisiana to connect New Orleans with San Francisco.

C’est Vrai: No hard sales here

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Jim Bradshaw

I think I’ve confessed before that I love to read advertisements in old newspapers, perhaps more than most of the stories they contain.

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