Iberville Parish DAR presented Louisiana cattle trails program

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Attending the Iberville Parish Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting Feb. 26 are from left, Cleben Trahan, Stanley “Jackie” Jackson, Judy Landry, speaker Stella Tanoos, Gerald Landry, John Wilbert, Pat Blanchard and Ralph Stassi.

The Iberville Parish Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a meeting Tuesday, February 26, at the Island County Club in Plaquemine.

Sue Blanchard, the Regent, called the meeting to order and the ladies discussed the upcoming Louisiana State Society Conference, which will be held March 21-23 in Baton Rouge.

They also reviewed plans for the Plaquemine Pow Wow at the Iberville Parish Museum on April 6-7.

The meeting was then turned over to member, Stella Tanoos. Tanoos presented a program on The Louisiana Cattle Trails. History gets lost or forgotten over time. Most people don’t even know Louisiana trails existed or how large they were and how long they were used. For many people their knowledge of cattle trails is based on the movies and how they portrayed Texas cattle drives.

However, cattle trails started in Louisiana, some as long ago as 1766 for sure and probably before that date. Louisiana trails only began to disappear about 1881 when trains were used to transport cattle.

All of our guests enjoyed the talk and the numerous displays. After the meeting was adjourned, the ladies and some of the guests enjoyed lunch at the Island.