Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Louisiana Cemeteries and Folklore

Gumbo Ya Ya can be found in the American Libraries Internet Archive.  The much loved title can be read online or downloaded as a PDF file. The chapter on cemeteries begins on page 316. There are a few old black and white photographs and paintings included in the book.  Included, too, are excerpts from local Louisiana newspapers of the mid to late 1800's describing cemeteries, thefts, plagues,  and funerals.  Gumbo Ya Ya was written by Louisiana Writers' Project; Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946; Dreyer, Edward; Tallant, Robert, 1909-1957 with materials gathered by the Works Progress Administration, Louisiana Writers' Project and was sponsored by the Louisiana State Library Commission.  The drawings are by Caroline Durefux and Roland Duvernet. Gumbo Ya Ya covers a variety of cemeteries in Louisiana including those in New Orleans but also other lesser known cemeteries in surrounding parishes.
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