Opelousas Firsts and Famous/ Hall of Fame

Opelousas Firsts and Famous/ Hall of Fame (HM2GWD)

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N 30° 31.887', W 92° 4.44'

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Opelousas First and Famous
Birthplace Of Zydeco Music
Birthplace Of Swamp Pop Music
First Protestant (Methodist) Church In Louisiana & Oldest Methodist Church
West Of The Mississippi - 1806
First Masonic Temple West Of The Mississippi- Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19 - 1820
Capital of Louisiana During The Civil War From 1862 To 1863
First African-American From Louisiana To Serve In Congress - Charles E. Nash - 1875 To 1877
Largest African-American Catholic Parish In The U.S. - Holy Ghost Catholic Church
First Daily Newspaper In The World To Use Offset Printing- The Daily World - 1939
Yambilee Festival - Celebrating The Yam Capitol Of The World
Slim's Y-ki-ki, World Famous Zydeco Dance Hall- Established 1959
First African American To Hold Elective Office In The American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Charles Prudhomme-Vice President- 1970 to 1971
Annual Zydeco Music Festival- Every Labor Day Week-End
Home Of The International Cajun Joke Telling Contest- Held Every April.
Hall of Fame
The Following People Have Called Opelousas Home:
Rod Bernard - Swamp Pop Musician
Jim Bowie - Hero Of Alamo And Inventor Of Bowie Knife
John Ed Bradley - Contemporary Fiction Writer
Hadley Castille Cajun Musician/Fiddler

Chachere - Chef And Creator Of Famous Creole Seasoning
Clifton Chenier Accordionist And King Of Zydeco
Cleveland Chenier - Zydeco Musician
Gov. Jacques Dupre - Served From 1830 To 1831
James A. Joseph - U.S. Ambassador To South Africa And Author
Rodney Milburn - Olympic Gold Medalist In Hurdles- 1972
Enola Prudhomme - Chef And Cookbook Author
Paul Prudhomme - Internationally Renowned Chef
Rockin' Sidney Simien - Zydeco Musician
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Date Added Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 588832 N 3378041
Decimal Degrees30.53145000, -92.07400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.887', W 92° 4.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 53.22" N, 92° 4' 26.4" W
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