|City of Natchitoches|
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|Area||25. Metropolitan areas and Urbanized areas of Louisiana by population Cities Towns Villages The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America Natchitoches Parish (Paroisse des Natchitoches is a Parish located in the U 1 sq mi (65 km²)|
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Location of Natchitoches in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
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The city of Natchitoches (pronounced /ˈnækətəʃ/ NAK-uh-tush) is the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of Year 1714 ( MDCCXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Area code 318 is a Telephone Area code that covers the central and northern parts of Louisiana. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Natchitoches Parish (Paroisse des Natchitoches is a Parish located in the U A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America  Established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis as part of French Louisiana, the community was named after the Natchitoches Indian tribe. Year 1714 ( MDCCXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Louis Antoine Juchereau de St Denis ( 17 September 1676 - 11 June 1744) was born in Beauport, New France ( Quebec Louisiana (La celina+mario) was the name of an administrative district of New France. The City of Natchitoches was first incorporated on February 5, 1819. Events 1576 - Henry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France. Year 1819 ( MDCCCXIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar in the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year It is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. For the film see Louisiana Purchase (film. The Louisiana Purchase (French Vente de la Louisiane "Louisiana Sale" Natchitoches's sister city is Nacogdoches, Texas. Nacogdoches (ˌnækəˈdoʊtʃɪs is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, in the United States.
The population was 17,865 at the 2000 census.
Natchitoches Meat Pie is one of the official state foods of Louisiana. Natchitoches meat pie is a regional dish from northern Louisiana. It is known as a regional delicacy of North Louisiana. North Louisiana (Louisiane du Nord is a region in the US state of Louisiana. See List of U.S. state foods . This is a list of official US state foods:
Natchitoches has long been known for its popular Christmas lighting festival which is held the first Saturday in December. The lights continue to brighten the Cane River until after New Year's Day. In 2006, the festival celebrated its 80th year of existence.
Several motion pictures have been filmed in Natchitoches, including Steel Magnolias, The Man in the Moon, The Horse Soldiers, NBC's The Year Without a Santa Claus, The American Standard, as well as a Lifetime Television's series Scarlett. Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, is a 1987 off-Broadway play, made into a movie in 1989 The Man in the Moon is a 1991 Drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The Horse Soldiers is a 1959 Western film, set in the American Civil War, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The Year Without a Santa Claus is a 1974 Rankin/Bass Stop motion animated Television The American Standard (subtitled A Collection of Classic American Literature) is a Book edited by Blane R Lifetime Television is an American Television network devoted to movies, sitcoms and Dramas all of which are either geared toward
Natchitoches was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis. Louis Antoine Juchereau de St Denis ( 17 September 1676 - 11 June 1744) was born in Beauport, New France ( Quebec It is the oldest permanent settlement within the borders of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. For the film see Louisiana Purchase (film. The Louisiana Purchase (French Vente de la Louisiane "Louisiana Sale" Natchitoches was founded as a French outpost on the Red River for trade with Spanish-controlled Mexico, with the French presence beginning as early as 1699. For other uses see Red River. The Red River is one of several rivers with that name. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. The settlement's site was established near a village of Natchitoches Indians which give the city its name. The Natchitoches or Natchitoch were one of the indigenous tribes in Louisiana of the Caddo Native Americans
After the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches experienced a population boom, and several plantations were built along the Red River. Fundamentally a plantation is usually a large Farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country on which Cotton, Tobacco However, the course of the river shifted, bypassing Natchitoches and cutting off its lucrative connection with the Mississippi River. A 33-mile (53 km) lake was left in the river's previous location and became known as Cane River Lake. Cane River Lake (Lac Rivière-de-Canne is a 35 mi (56 km Oxbow lake formed from a portion of the Red River in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana, United The lake runs through the city’s downtown historic district and Plantation Country and serves as the spring break training location for numerous crew teams such as Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Murray State University and Washington University. GB coxless pair of Toby Garbett & Rick Dunn at Henley Royal Regatta 2004 Kansas State University, commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is a public research university with campuses located in Lawrence, Kansas City Wichita State University (WSU is an American state-supported university located in the city of Wichita Kansas. Murray State University, located in the town of Murray, Kentucky, is an approximately 10000-student four-year public university
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 1 square miles (65. 1 km²), of which, 21. 6 square miles (55. 8 km²) of it is land and 3. 6 square miles (9. 2 km²) of it (14. 21%) is water.
A 35-mile (56 km) long lake was formed from a portion of the Red River when it changed course, which is now known as Cane River Lake. Cane River Lake (Lac Rivière-de-Canne is a 35 mi (56 km Oxbow lake formed from a portion of the Red River in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana, United
Natchitoches is located about:
Soils in this area are a combination of leaf mold and red clays, sand and sediments. The area is part of the Chestnut Salt Dome.
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Weather-wise, Natchitoches lies in a boundary region that separates the plains of Texas from the consistently humid Gulf Coast. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. This gives Natchitoches summers a heavy dose of both heat and humidity. Winters in Natchitoches are relatively mild, with measurable snowfall once every 5-10 years. Natchitoches averages 54. 93 inches (1,395 mm) of rain per year.
In the 1970s, Natchitoches experienced an economic downturn that resulted in a sixty-five percent vacancy in the commercial district. However, because of efforts to revitalize the city, vacancy is now around one percent.
The Port of Natchitoches--a river port on the Red River--is located off of the east bound part of U.S. Route 84 just outside Natchitoches. US Route 84 is an east-west United States highway. It started as a short Georgia - Alabama route in the original 1926 scheme but now extends The port exports lumber from stockyards onsite, as Forestry is a large industry in the area as well. Forestry is the Art and Science of managing forests tree Plantations and related Natural resources.
The Natchitoches Regional Airport serves cities (via FBO) such as Baton Rouge, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, New Orleans, Monroe, and Shreveport. Natchitoches Regional Airport is a public Airport located 2 miles (3 km south of the city of Natchitoches, in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana It is also adjacent to Northwestern State University; together they offer state-of-the-art flight training. Northwestern State University, often called NSU, is a public four-year University primarily situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with a nursing Currently the airport is being renovated so as to become one of the country's most advanced non-towered airports.
The Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery is also based here. They handle over 6 species of fish and other wildlife.
The city has to do little to promote its tourism industry, which brings a host of business during the holiday seasons of Christmas and New Year's. The New Year is an event that happens when a Culture celebrates the end of one Year and the beginning of the next year The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is a well known celebration of the holidays for locals. The Natchitoches Christmas Festival (Festival of Lights is held annually in Natchitoches Louisiana.
Since completion of Interstate 49 many business have either moved or have been built outside the city's central cityscape area. Interstate 49 (I-49 is an intrastate Interstate highway located entirely within the state of Louisiana in the southern United States. Gas stations and hotels have developed in this area and serve many of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival visitors.
Pecans are a staple of the area with a 400-acre (1. 6 km²) pecan orchard located on the old Little Eva Plantation.
Natchitoches is an economic hub for the surrounding communities of:
Natchitoches was named one of the top six places in the United States to retire by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine in 1998. Ashland is a Village in the northernmost portion of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Campti is a town in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Clarence is a Village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Cloutierville is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Goldonna is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Marthaville is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Melrose is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana, including the Melrose Plantation and surrounding area on Louisiana Highway Natchez is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. See also Powhatan (disambiguation Powhatan is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Provencal is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Robeline is a Village in western Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,865 people, 6,113 households, and 3,631 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population Estimated population in July 2006: 17,730. The population density was 828. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (319. 9/km²). There were 6,731 housing units at an average density of 312. 2/sq mi (120. 5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 43. 72% White, 53. 00% African American, 0. 68% Native American, 0. 82% Asian, 0. 02% Pacific Islander, 0. 68% from other races, and 1. 09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1. 30% of the population.
There were 6,113 households out of which 30. 4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34. 3% were married couples living together, 21. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40. 6% were non-families. 30. 8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 50 and the average family size was 3. 18.
In the city the population was spread out with 23. 6% under the age of 18, 27. 2% from 18 to 24, 21. 8% from 25 to 44, 16. 0% from 45 to 64, and 11. 4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24. 5 years. For every 100 females there were 85. 0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80. 2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,111, and the median income for a family was $30,396. Males had a median income of $28,601 versus $17,859 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,642. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 26. 7% of families and 34. 8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 0% of those under age 18 and 19. 2% of those age 65 or over.
Though Natchitoches does not boast many multi-story buildings, it has however retained much of its European architecture. The city still has one of its original brick streets (Front Street) which the historical society protects from alterations. The city is a mesh of wrought iron, stucco and red brick. QtubIronPillarJPG|thumb|right| Iron pillar at Delhi India containing 98% wrought iron]] Wrought iron is commercially pure Iron. Stucco or render is a material made of an aggregate, a binder, and water A brick is a block of Ceramic material used in Masonry construction laid using mortar. The city of Natchitoches has began a restoration project to repair the centry plus old brick Front Street. During this process workers will remove each brick one by one, number them, clean them, and then replace them back after utilities, drainage, and foundation has been repaired underneth. This project should be finished by the end of November 2008.
The Cane River National Heritage Area is a 116,000 area which includes many sites such as Oakland Plantation, Melrose Plantation, Badin-Roque House, Magnolia Plantation, Kate Chopin House, Cane River Heritage Scenic Byway, Fort St. Jean baptiste State Historic Site, National Historic Landmark Districk (Old Courthouse Museum, Bishop Martin Museum, Landmarks in Time Exhibit), Los Adaes State Historics Site.
Natchitoches, a popular tourism area of the state, is equipped to serve visitors with 11 national chain hotels, and nearly 50 bed and breakfast inns, including the Steel Magnolia House.
Natchitoches attracts over one million visitors annually. The city is known as a retiree-friendly city. In 2006 Natchitoches was awarded the Great American Main Street Award for the effort the community has put into revitalizing and restoring much of the historical district.
The cities tourism center is the downtown river walk. This includes Front Street which becomes Jefferson on the Northwestern State University end. Front Street which still retains original bricking is the jewel of the city. It overlooks the river walk and is bordered by an assortment of shops and boutiques. The city incorporates this area as the Historical District. The Historical Society maintains the area through regulations on changes and restorations. This is a partial List of Historical Societies from around the world While visiting the area you may notice many unusual structures, these are many of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival lights. The Natchitoches Christmas Festival (Festival of Lights is held annually in Natchitoches Louisiana. The city recently built a small Convention center located on Second Street, which holds many city events. Natchitoches has a mini "Walk of Fame" located in the Historical District of the city. A historic district in the United States is a group of buildings properties or sites that have been designated by one of several entities on different levels as historically or architecturally
The Bayou Pierre Alligator Park a large tourist attraction, where tourists may feed the alligators and dine and shop. The park also teaches many school children how to respect nature and the conservation of nature through its many habitats.
Natchitoches is also home to a branch of the Kisatchie National Forest, with its many natural wonders.
Opened December 2005 the Natchitoches Events Center is in the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District. Located at 750 Second St. The facility boasts a 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m²) meeting facility, a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m²) exhibit hall with three meeting rooms, a board room and full-size catering kitchen.
As of March 2008 through September 2008, Front Street will be closed to vehicles due to the restoration of the historic brick street. Mrs. Iris G. Harper, Executive Director of Natchitoches Visitors Center, said that visitors may visit their temporary location on University Parkway at the old PJ's Coffee House across from The Louisiana School for the Math, Science & Arts. The number is 1-800-214-1714
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is a 78-bed facility that includes 45 medical/surgical beds and a 112-bed skilled nursing home. Rehabilitation treatment is at the PRISM Center for physical, occupational and speech therapy, sports medicine, industrial medicine, wound care and more.
Natchitoches Parish School Board operates many public schools. Northwestern State University, often called NSU, is a public four-year University primarily situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with a nursing The Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University prides itself on being Louisiana's designated four-year selective-admissions honors college in the For the school in Ruston, see Louisiana Tech University. Louisiana Technical College ( LTC) is an institute for professional Natchitoches Parish School Board is a School district headquartered in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States. They include:
The State of Louisiana administers to the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Admissions As LSMSA recruits students from all of Louisiana, it can be described as a statewide Magnet school.
St. Mary's High School is in Natchitoches. St Mary's High School is a private, Roman Catholic High school in Natchitoches Louisiana.
The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts was named a Public Elite by Newsweek. * [http:/http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18784620/site/newsweek/ See Article]
The American author Kate Chopin, a short story writer and novelist, managed a plantation in Cloutierville south of Natchitoches in the late 19th century for a time after the death of her husband. Kate Chopin (born Katherine O'Flaherty on February 8, 1851 – August 22, 1904) was an American Author
Robert DeBlieux (born 1933), the mayor from 1976-1980, is known primarily for his work as an historical preservationist in downtown Natchitoches and the Cane River areas. Robert Buford DeBlieux, usually known as Bobby DeBlieux (born January 26, 1933) is a Historian, Preservationist, painter Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) A preservationist generally refers to one who wishes to preserve a historic Structure from demolition or degradation Cane River is a 35-mile long Lake formed from a portion of the Red River that is located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
The 20th century American naturalist and preservationist Caroline Dormon lived in Natchitoches Parish. Natural history is the Scientific research of Plants or Animals leaning more towards the Observational than Experimental methods Caroline Coroneos Dormon ( July 19, 1888 - November 21, 1971) was a Botanist, Horticulturist, Ornithologist, She was the driving force behind the establishment of the Kisatchie National Forest. Kisatchie National Forest, the only national forest in Louisiana, is located in the state's old growth piney hills and hardwood bottoms of seven central
George Doherty was a former professional football player who was the head coach of the Northwestern State University Demons from 1972-1974. George E Doherty ( September 5, 1920 - December 31, 1987) was a National Football League player from 1944-1947 who thereafter American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The athletic offices are named in his honor.
Grits Gresham was a nationally-known sportsman, outdoorsman, author, and host of ABC's The American Sportsman television series from 1966-1979. Claude Hamilton "Grits" Gresham Jr ( June 21 1922 &ndash February 18 2008) was an internationally-known American An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The American Sportsman was a Television series from 1965 to 1986 on ABC which presented filmed highlights of Hunting and/or Fishing A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) A noted environmentalist, he resided on Cane River Lake. Cane River is a 35-mile long Lake formed from a portion of the Red River that is located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Playwright and Hollywood screenwriter Robert Harling (born 1951) is a Natchitoches native. A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. Sir Robert Harling (died 9 September, 1435) was an early member of the Landed gentry, soldier and political strongman. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January His Steel Magnolias is based on the life and death of his sister. Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, is a 1987 off-Broadway play, made into a movie in 1989 Harling also wrote First Wives Club, Evening Star, and Laws of Attraction.
Donald G. Kelly is a prominent Natchitoches attorney who specializes in criminal law and retirement issues. Bobby Joseph Hebert Jr (born August 19, 1960, in Galliano Louisiana) is a Sportscaster but best known as a retired American football Football is the word given to a number of similar Team sports all of which involve (to varying degrees kicking a Ball with the foot in an attempt to score a Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans Louisiana. Donald Gene Kelly, usually known as Don Kelly (born May 23, 1941) is a prominent trial Lawyer and American Quarter Horse breeder The term criminal law, sometimes called penal law, refers to any of various bodies of rules in different Jurisdictions whose common characteristic is the potential Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely He served in the Louisiana State Senate from 1976-1996. The Louisiana State Legislature is the state legislature of the U Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)
Jimmy D. Long is a former Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who served from the Natchitoches-based district from 1968-2000. Jimmy Dale Long Sr (born October 6, 1931) is the current chairman of the University of Louisiana System board of supervisors and a former Democratic The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Leadership of the House List of Speakers of the Louisiana House of RepresentativesThe Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives His younger brother, Gerald Long, is an incoming Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate from a six-parish district also based about Natchitoches. Gerald I Long (born July 9, 1944) is a rare Republican member of the traditionally Democratic Long political Dynasty
Rickey L. Nowlin and Gerald Long are the first Republicans to represent Natchitoches Parish in the Louisiana House and Louisiana Senate since Reconstruction. Rickey L "Rick" Nowlin (born July 30, 1948) is a prominent Natchitoches Engineer and Businessman who is a Freshman They assumed their legislative seats on January 14, 2008. Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common In 2007, Nowlin defeated Joe Sampite, a Democrat who served as mayor of Natchitoches from 1980-2000, for the right to succeed Representative Taylor Townsend, who failed in a Senate race against Gerald Long. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Taylor Townsend - Taylor Townsend de Maumaront after her unsuccessful marriage - is a Fictional character on the FOX television series The O
Ed Orgeron, American football coach
W. Ray Scott (1923-2008) served as mayor of Natchitoches from 1960-1976, during which time he worked to expand and procure university status for Northwestern State University. Football is the word given to a number of similar Team sports all of which involve (to varying degrees kicking a Ball with the foot in an attempt to score a Walter Ray Scott Sr, usually known as W Ray Scott ( March 19, 1923 - February 23, 2008) was from 1960 to 1976 the Democratic Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He also expanded the city water supply from Sibley Lake.
Trini Triggs (born August 8, 1965) is an American Country music singer who was born and reared in Natchitoches. Trini Triggs (born August 8, 1965 in Natchitoches Louisiana) is an American Country music artist Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. He holds occasional small concerts on Cane River.
Rev. Chris Self, noted cartoonist, was born in Natchitoches Parish Hospital on December 30, 1982. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar)
Natchitoches received numerous New Orleans evacuees due to Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana Many college students enrolled in colleges in New Orleans were transferred to Northwestern State University to continue their education. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana Northwestern State University, often called NSU, is a public four-year University primarily situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with a nursing Steel Magnolias was filmed here, starring Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, and Olympia Dukakis, and The Horse Soldiers, starring William Holden and John Wayne. Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, is a 1987 off-Broadway play, made into a movie in 1989 Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28 1967 is an American - Academy Award winning Film actress and former Fashion model. Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American two-time Academy Award -winning actress Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is a American Film actress. Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American Academy Award -winning Film and Theater Actress, well-known Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Country music Singer / Songwriter, Author, actress Olympia Dukakis (Ολυμπία Δουκάκη born June 20, 1931) is an American actress. The Horse Soldiers is a 1959 Western film, set in the American Civil War, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne William Holden ( April 17, 1918 &ndash November 12, 1981) was an Academy Award -winning American film Actor John Wayne ( May 26, 1907 &ndash June 11, 1979) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award -winning American
Several movies have been made in Natchitoches, most notably 1989's Steel Magnolias. The film The Man in the Moon, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sam Waterston, was also filmed in Natchitoches. The Man in the Moon is a 1991 Drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22 1976 is an Academy Award winning American actress and Film producer, who has established herself as Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15 1940) is an American actor noted particularly for his portrayal of Jack McCoy According to Natchitoches residents, due to poor treatment by Steel Magnolias filmmakers, it was difficult to find locals willing to participate in the filming of Man in the Moon. 1959's The Horse Soldiers, starring John Wayne and William Holden was also shot in the area. The Horse Soldiers is a 1959 Western film, set in the American Civil War, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne More recently, a television pilot for the Lifetime Television Network, Scarlett, was filmed in the downtown historic district, as well as the independent film The American Standards and NBC Television movie The Year Without a Santa Claus. The American Standards is a 2007 film written and directed Joe Wehinger. The Year Without a Santa Claus is a 1974 Rankin/Bass Stop motion animated Television
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, a boarding school for academically gifted high school students from Louisiana, is located in Natchitoches on the campus of Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Admissions As LSMSA recruits students from all of Louisiana, it can be described as a statewide Magnet school.
The Northwestern Campus is also home to the Louisiana Scholars' College, the state's designated honors college for the study of the liberal arts and sciences. The Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University prides itself on being Louisiana's designated four-year selective-admissions honors college in the
Natchitoches was also the site of the 1973 plane crash that claimed singer Jim Croce's life. James Joseph Croce, pronounced (CROW-chee ( January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) popularly known as Jim Croce, was an Croce had just performed a concert on campus for Northwestern State University students at Prather Coliseum.
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