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Louisiane de prés: Hidden history

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Louisiana Orphan Train Museum historian Flo Inhern poses in front of the Robert Dafford painting that depicts the arrival of the orphan train riders in Opelousas. The painting is on display at the museum. (Gazette photos by Elizabeth West)

A visit to the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum in Opelousas allows one to discover a history that the museum’s historian Flo Inhern said “has never been put in the history books.”

Back in time

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The Michel Prudhomme House is considered the oldest standing structure in Opelousas and is believed to have been built in the late 1790’s.  (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

OPELOUSAS - When you walk through the ornate wrought iron gate outside the front of the Michel Prudhomme House, located on Prudhomme Circle in Opelousas, you are instantly transported to another time. A time where the way of life is something we today can never fully understand.

Young promotes tourism, fighting crime during visit to VP Chamber

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Jefferson Parish president John Young (right) talks with Opelousas Mayor Reggie Tatum at the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Young is running for Lieutenant Governor. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

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