From the Times Picayune October 10, 1915 article L'Isle, or De La Croix Island Is Peopled by a Strange Mixed Race with Spanish Dominant:
(Above) B&W Photo:
"As originally they live by fishing in summer, and by hunting and trapping in winter. It would seem as if they never have a dull season, and that crops never fail with them. The waters fairly teem with fine oysters, large shrimps (sic), crabs of monstrous size, and fish of all kinds - Spanish mackerel, red fish, speckled, green and white trout; flounders, croakers, and drums (sic).
Imagine the unstudied artistic effort of a rude hut, thatched with palmetto, and a garden of zinnias and other humble hardy plants surrounded by a fence made of netting, stretched on bamboo poles. It seems all-sufficient to the inhabitants as a simple home, and quite satisfying to the beholder as an unusually pretty picture." Photos courtesy of the State Library of Louisiana.
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