Yat Lagniappe

Musings on Southeast Louisiana History, Culture, & Education



I started this blog in an attempt to shed light on interesting and relatively unknown historical events that occurred throughout the region.  I’d also like to touch on cultural and educational topics as well.

I hope to provide a platform for analysis and discussion, and I welcome comments and feedback. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I enjoy researching and writing them.

If you notice any historical inaccuracies, grammatical errors, questions on sources, or have any thoughts/questions/concerns/suggestions, feel free to email me: chrisdier3@gmail.com.


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  1. I recently read your post from 2014 about the St Bernard Massacre, The judge Philip Toca to whom you refer is Philippe Toca, one of my antecedents, I think 4th gen grandfather. The town Toca is named after him and his plantation house, Seems he was always involved in something including a duel in the 1840s where he killed a judge. Never heard this story though. Thanks for the info.

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