Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial

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In 2003, in conjunction with the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Celebration in St. Charles Parish, the St. Charles Historical Foundation developed several projects to commemorate that special occasion.

Read the ‘Night with the Notables’ play script (PDF)
Read Tonti’s letter from the play (PDF)


Portraying LaSalle
State Representative Gary Smith, Jr., portrayed the explorer LaSalle at the bicentennial celebration.
Heritage Trace Brochure
Cover of a commemorative 4 page program that highlights St. Charles Parish history and celebration activities. (Source: St. Charles Historical Foundation)

This text is copyright © material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.

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