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Lost Louisiana: What's In A Name? I

Lost Louisiana: What's In A Name? I

One look at a map of Louisiana, and you will see a number of towns with some unusual names. If names like Bunkie, Dry Prong, Tickfaw or Zwolle pique your curiosity, you’re not alone. Lost Louisiana host Charlie Whinham wonders how some of these towns and communities got their names. Lecompte, Louisiana, for example, was named after a world-class racehorse. Back in the late eighties, it also received national attention on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.” Is Bunkie, Louisiana, actually named after a monkey? Did Zwolle derive its name from its famous tamales? You’ll find all those answers and more in this edition of Lost Louisiana: What’s In A Name?


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