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Monday, November 19, 2007

Rayne, Opelousas, Louisiana, and The Homesick Cajun

The Genealogue posted an interesting story yesterday on Rayne, Louisiana's St. Joseph Catholic Church cemetery. I wonder how many more cemeteries in Louisiana point North-South instead of traditionally East? You'll have to read the story to find out! Rayne, Louisiana is located in Acadia Parish. Here's an interesting link to the cemetery, from Waymarking.com. It is a scavenger hunt based on GPS and latitude and longitude. Which brings me to another idea. There are cemeteries in Louisiana that have not been listed by USGS or GPS. Wouldn't it be great if someone would find them and list the GIS location? It just so happens that St. Joseph Catholic Church was tagged on Waymarking.com, which is associated with Geocaching.com. I'll have to investigate these sites for more locations! The Geocaching site has a Louisiana page that is worth checking out.

I'm a big fan of WebRings and surfed into The Homesick Cajun today. He's in the Cajun Ring. It is the home of the Tassin family pages that include the following surnames: Tamburello(18), Tassin(265), Madere(93), Tregre(21), Vicknair(19), Millet(23), Perilloux(71), Tastet(21), Cambre(129), Haydel(13).

You can find more Acadian-Cajun surnames on the Acadian-Cajun website. The Homesick Cajun also listed a few websites that are mouth watering. This led me to a link from A Cajun Homepage by Andrew Guidroz II in Opelousas, Louisiana. He has produced a short history of the city that was established in 1720. There are also some yummy recipes on his site. He has a cute racoon theme and a link to my favorite seasoning, Tony Chachere's. Nothing I cook for the holiday would be complete without it!

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