Louisiana: A Guide to the State (American Guide Series, Illustrated)

By: Hansen, Harry

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Former library copy, usual marks. Former library copy, usual marks. 1971 Hard Cover. xxxiii, 711 pp. The great changes described in this Guide are much more than the conversion of farms into city subdivisions. They include the phenomenal recovery of oil and natural gas from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico; the modernizing of ocean shipping; the extension of educational facilities to adults and remote places; the foundation of a vast petrochemical industry. The International Trade Mart that stands like a lighthouse on the New Orleans waterfront symbolizes the expansion of ocean shipping that has made this the second largest port in the United States. This book opens many new avenues to the visitor who goes to enjoy the mild winter climate of Louisiana. It tells him where to find the antebellum plantation houses with the tall white pillars, now fully restored and filled with antiques. It describes the carefully preserved houses of the French Quarter--the Vieux Carre, where shops display old jewelry and restaurants are famous for their Creole cuisine. It tells what roads to take to get into the Cajun country--the land of the Acadians... It tells about carnival time during the Mardi Gras season... And it tells where to hunt and fish, to find boats for forays along the bayous and into the Gulf... It presents the people and their ways of life, their schools, churches, music and the performing arts. Illustrated with 64 pages of photographs. Keywords: HARRY HANSEN LOUISIANA GUIDE TO STATE AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES AMERICANA TRAVEL HISTORY UNITED STATES

Title: Louisiana: A Guide to the State (American Guide Series, Illustrated)

Author: Hansen, Harry

Categories: America, American, Americana,

Edition: Revised Edition

Publisher: Hastings House: 1971

ISBN Number: 0803842724

ISBN Number 13: 9780803842724

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2204398