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The Lafayette Advertiser Archive

  • Vermilionville, Louisiana
  • 19041914

About

The Lafayette Advertiser was founded in 1865. At that time, the newspaper’s title referred to Lafayette Parish, not the city of Lafayette, which was called Vermilionville until 1884. Located 15 miles west of the Atchafalaya Swamp and 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, Lafayette is part of Acadiana, a region settled in the 18th century by French colonists driven out of Nova Scotia during the French and Indian War. In the 19th century, most immigrants to the region came directly from France or other parts of the United States. The population of Lafayette was about 3,000 in the 1890s. By 1910, this had more than doubled, due in part to the opening in 1900 of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). Several sugar factories appeared around the turn of the century, contributing further to the town’s growth. Natural gas was discovered at nearby Breaux Bridge in 1899, followed by oil at Anse La Butte in 1902.

Archive Info

  • 4,634
  • Vermilionville, Louisiana
  • 19041914
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Source Information

The Lafayette Advertiser, 1904–1914 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 14, 2016

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Obituary for Prosper Elie Broussard

Obituary for Prosper Elie Broussard

The Lafayette Advertiser
Vermilionville, Louisiana
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Marriage of Bernard / Broussard

Marriage of Bernard / Broussard

The Lafayette Advertiser
Vermilionville, Louisiana
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Pierre Doucet, labor, W. & L. Fund

Pierre Doucet, labor, W. & L. Fund

The Lafayette Advertiser
Vermilionville, Louisiana
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Obituary for Zepherin Foreman

Obituary for Zepherin Foreman

The Lafayette Advertiser
Vermilionville, Louisiana
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Mouton & Vander Cruyssen Wedding '1911

Mouton & Vander Cruyssen Wedding '1911

The Lafayette Advertiser
Vermilionville, Louisiana
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Clem - Andrus

Clem - Andrus

The Lafayette Advertiser
Vermilionville, Louisiana
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Archive Info

  • 4,634
  • Vermilionville, Louisiana
  • 19041914

Source Information

The Lafayette Advertiser, 1904–1914 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 14, 2016