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Vidrine & Kiesel Preserve Evangeline Parish History in New Book

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Jane Vidrine and Jean Kiesel’s new book, Evangeline Parish, has just been published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Images of America series. The book is a collection of historic photographs of people, places and events from the history of Evangeline Parish.

The people of Evangeline Parish live in small communities and can often trace their ancestry to the people who founded those communities more than a century ago. Residents of the parish are family oriented and value their heritage. Families love to tell stories of their ancestors, passing tales along to their children. This book celebrates those families and their stories.

Jane F. Vidrine is a lifelong resident of Belaire Cove where her family has lived for generations.

Jean S. Kiesel is a librarian and historian who previously authored Lafayette in the Images of America series.

Both authors have worked for over 25 years in the Special Collections Department of Dupré Library.