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This Rare Footage In The 1970s Shows Louisiana Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

With so many changes going on in the Cajun parishes of Louisiana, including subsidence, land loss and other environmental issues, it can be easy to feel like a way of life is disappearing. That’s why I loved this video so much. It shows how the Cajun way of life was being sustained in the generation before and gives hope for this way of life to be sustained for the years to come. The footage of the festivals is especially awesome. Check it out:

Isn’t that amazing? I just love seeing what life was like just a few decades before. Do you have any memories from this time that you would like to share? We absolutely love it when we get to hear stories about the way things were. Thanks for reading!

Kezia Kamenetz
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting