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Apr 2, 2002 - Lafayette - Vermilionville

Today I visited the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in Lafayette, which features a recreated Acadian village. It is a beautiful park, which authentically portrays a distinctly French way of life in the Acadiana area between 1765 and 1890.  This folklife park is situated on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion and is laid out as an historic village. It contains eighteen structures, including six restored original homes.  In most of the structures, costumed interpreters demonstrate traditional crafts or musical styles.

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Apr 1, 2002 - Lafayette - Acadian Village

From Opelousas I traveled to Lafayette to visit the Acadian Cultural Center. Tonight I stayed at the KOA Kampground in suburban Scott. The Acadian Village is a replica of a late 1800s Acadian Village. The Acadian Cultural Center tells stories of the origins, migration, settlement and contemporary culture of the Acadians (Cajuns) and other area groups via music, story-telling, dance and food. They also explore the mysteries of the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana's wildest place. People from nearly every country, ethnic group, language and...

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