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

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, 31.5676488, -93.4893001

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-12-12

Duration: 00:08:19

Subjects: Historic sites | Fort Jesup State Historic Site | Many, James B. | Davis, Catherine Vines


  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Freeman, Ken Interviewee
  • Jeter, Dana Interviewee
  • Davis, Catherine Vines Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host


This segment from the December 12, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Many, Louisiana, near Toledo Bend. He talks to Mayor Ken Freeman about the town first being known as Baldwin’s Store, his childhood memories of visiting Many, the buildings in town dating back to 1904, and his hopes that Many will become a destination for retirees in the future. Whinham also tours the Fort Jesup State Historic Site, an important strategic position against Texas in the mid-19th century and the home of the popular Colonel James B. Many, the town’s namesake. Lastly, Whinham visits with Catherine Vines Davis, a member of one of the oldest families in Many. This story is a part of the “What’s in a Name?” series.