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Natchitoches Walking Tour (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, 31.7207849, -93.1794284

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-12-19

Duration: 00:07:56

Subjects: History | General stores | Architecture | CREOLES | Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Natchitoches, La.) | CHURCHES | Places of worship | Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site | Prudhomme-Roquier House (Natchitoches, La.) | Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant | Catholic Church | Civil War | Red River Expedition, 1864 | Natchitoches Meat Pie


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Newhart, Justin Interviewee


This segment from the December 19, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham taking a historic walking tour of Natchitoches with Justin Newhart of the Cane River National Heritage Area. Newhart shows Whinham the following sites: the Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, the oldest general store in Louisiana; the three historic French Creole townhouses known as the Ducournau building, the Blanchard building, and the Prudhomme building; the Natchitoches Walk of Fame; the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception; the Fort St. Jean Baptiste Historical Site; the Prudhomme-Roquier House; and Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant. During the tour, Newhart also discusses the plantation culture of Cane River, the importance of Catholicism to the region, the Red River campaign of the Civil War, and the importance of Natchitoches meat pies to the culture of the city. This story is a part of the "Natchitoches: A Tri-Centennial" series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford