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New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana’s Historic Pointe Coupee Parish
Photographs by Richard Sexton, with additional photographs by Jonathan Traviesa
Text by Randy Harelson, with Brian Costello
LSU Press, 2012
172 pages, 175 photographs
Synopsis from the publisher
Pointe Coupée is one of the oldest settlements in the Mississippi Valley, dating back to the 1720’s. French for “a place cut off”, Pointe Coupee remains a land rich in Creole heritage, distinct in geographical beauty, and abounding in historic homes and farms. Richard Sexton artistically portrays the region’s sights: Native American mounds, bayous and lakes, productive agricultural fields and industries, slave cabins and plantation homes, small towns, and family and civic celebrations.
Richard Sexton’s photographs from New Roads and Old Rivers were exhibited at the Poydras Center in New Roads, Louisiana, concurrently with the publication of the book by LSU Press in 2012.