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What's in a Name?: Eunice (2007)

Lost Louisiana



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Eunice, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, 30.4935067, -92.4172591

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-03-15

Duration: 00:08:25

Subjects: Player piano | Rendez-vous des Cajuns (Radio program) | History | Cajun music | Cajun French Music Association | Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Eunice, La.) | Accordion | Liberty Theater (Eunice, La.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Manuel, Georgie Interviewee
  • Miller, Larry Interviewee
  • Seale, Charles Interviewee


This segment from the “What’s in a Name, Part 4” episode of the series “Lost Louisiana” from March 15, 2007, features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Eunice in St. Landry Parish, the Prairie Cajun Capital of Louisiana. He talks to Georgie Manuel, the Director of the Eunice Depot Museum, about the founding of the city by C.C. Duson and the city taking its name from his second wife, Eunice Pharr Duson. He also visits the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum and speaks to Cajun musician and accordion maker Larry Miller about the founding of the museum by the Cajun French Music Association, its importance in preserving Cajun music, and teaching his grandson how to make accordions. Lastly, Whinham visits the Liberty Theater and talks to Charles Seale about the theater’s restoration, its history, the theater’s original Player piano, and the recording of the “Rendez-vous des Cajuns” radio show every Saturday night at the theater.