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What's in a Name?: Fisher (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Fisher, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, 31.4865256, -93.4695332

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-11-21

Duration: 00:06:08

Subjects: Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Company | Sawmills | Longleaf pine | TREES | Company towns | Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977 | HISTORIC PRESERVATION | Historic sites


  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Slay, Susan Interviewee
  • Lewing, Sandra Gayle Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the November 21, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the village of Fisher, a company town built by the Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Company in 1899 to support the workers at the saw mill. Whinham talks to Fisher Mayor Susan Slay about the origin of the village’s name, its history, and her hopes for its future. He also visits the Old Mill Flea Market where owner Sandra Gayle Lewing shares her collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia. This story is a part of the “What’s in a Name?” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford