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This Is The Single Craziest Thing You Never Knew Happened In Louisiana

While Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, has never been a stranger to violence, the reaction to police chief David C. Hennessy’s death in the late 19th century was perhaps the most wild and most overlooked event of the time. Here’s the single craziest thing you never knew happened in Louisiana—and perhaps the most shocking moment in Louisiana history:

Louisiana has had some truly crazy things happen, but I think this is the single craziest thing to ever happen in Louisiana. What do you think is the most shocking moment in Louisiana history? Did you already know about this moment? Let us know your thoughts!

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