Louisiana history

Today in 1893 – Huey P. Long was born. Here is a biography online. And here is an excerpt from a newspaper found online.

Today is Huey Long’s Birthday August 30th. – From a 1973 edition available on NewspaperArchive.com

LSU Library resources – URL
Papers of Huey Long contemporary – URL
See also Gueydan Whiskey Siezure at the Vermilion Parish Historical Society website.

A Long, Long Time Ago, an exhibit chronicling the Longs and their influence in the
state, will be on display in the gallery at the Louisiana State Archives. It will feature photographs, newspaper articles, books and artifacts representing the family. The opening reception will be held Thursday, Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through September. URL

There is also a Huey P. Long Live Oak in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The Live Oak Society indicates that an oak named, COPERNICUS in Gretna is second on the corner of Huey P. Long Ave and 8th. There is a notation that said the oak used to be named Huey P. Long or the street was named Huey P. Long. ( I can’t determine right away.) Google has a collection of Live Oaks, too. You can catch up on Live Oaks and their history in Louisiana here on this photo blog I found at WordPress.

Also on this day a “hot line” was created to avert mutual destruction:
The Washington-Kremlin “hot line” officially went live on August 30, 1963 and Kennedy publicly gave credit for proposing it.


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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