Category Archives: Lake Charles History

Taste the Spirit of Louisiana and Bayou Rum

Taste the Spirit of Louisiana and Bayou Rum

Taste the Spirit of Louisiana and Bayou Rum –  Louisiana Spirits Opens in Lacassine LA! Congratulations to the  Louisiana Spirits Distillery which had a Grand Opening that was highly anticipated by Southwest Louisiana residents and visitors. Located off of Interstate I-10 Exit 48 in Lacassine is where the new Louisiana Spirits  Distillery  is located and  Bayou Rum is bottled!

The Avenue of Flags in Lake Charles, LA

The Avenue of Flags in Lake Charles, LA

Memorial Day is Celebrated with the Avenue of Flags at Orange  Grove Cemetery in  Lake Charles,Louisiana Each year on Memorial Day many volunteers along with troops of Boy Scouts work tirelessly to display large casket flags in what has become known as The Avenue of Flags.  The event was started in 1983  by the  Sons

The Historic Calcasieu Parish Courthouse

The Historic Calcasieu Parish Courthouse

Renovating and maintaining historical properties is an ongoing task.  Consider what it takes to preserve and maintain our historical   government buildings which have just received some exterior facelifts as part of the new downtown streetscape! THE CALCASIEU PARISH COURTHOUSE circa 1912 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse sits on

Drew Park is a Lake Charles Favorite

Drew Park is a Lake Charles Favorite

 Drew Park  in Lake Charles LA is named after Harrison Drew .   Harrison  Drew  was a lumber merchant who came to Lake Charles from Galveston, Texas in 1878. In 1892 Drew sold his lumber industries and went into the rice business, purchasing about 14,000 acres of what was termed waste land.  He had a