Episode 120: Allons à Lafayette pour le bicentenaire
It’s funny… Lafayette doesn’t look a day over 150, yet the town is celebrating its 200th anniversary. The commemoration is based on the state issuing a charter, in 1823, to what was then known as Vermilionville. (In 1884, the name was changed to Lafayette to honor the French marquis who fought in the American revolution.) Sami Parbhoo, the Bicentennial Coordinator for the town’s celebration, joins Louisiana Life Executive Editor Errol Laborde, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot to talk about the area’s culture including history, music and of course, food.
We will also hear why Lafayette is known as one of the nation’s happiest towns.