Poverty Point NM

Poverty Point contains a collection of earthworks built during a 600-year period.  The mounds are concentric half-circles, 4 to 6 feet high with an outside diameter of three-quarters of a mile apart. With no human remains or heaps of shells, archaeologists assume that these mounds were simply symbols of power and wealth. Dating to the Late Archaic period, […]

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Jean Lafitte NHP – Cajun Mardi Gras

We learned a lot about Cajun culture on this trip and the origins of Mardi Gras.  these pictures were in Eunice, LA, site of the Mardi Gras Day traditional “Courir de Mardi Gras”. Costumed participants ride on horseback and on flatbeds through the countryside.  The Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras dates back from when the town […]

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