On July 31, 1968, the Horace Wilkinson Bridge became the official name of the I-10 bridge over the Mississippi River, commonly called the “new” bridge. The official name of the bridge commemorates three men who shared the name Horace Wilkinson: father, son and grandson. All were legislators from West Baton Rouge Parish. The interstate system was begun in 1956 and mostly completed during the 1960s and ’70s. (One section in Philadelphia is yet to be completed.) The purpose was to connect the main cities and industrial centers of the country. It is commonly thought that the system of limited-access … Continue reading →

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History Hiatus

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Molly Manson

Dear Readers, We're pressing pause on "This Week in Louisiana History" for the time being. We hope to bring the feature back at the beginning of the school year. Please, take this opportunity to tell us what you have liked about the feature and what you would like changed. Perhaps you have a topic you would like us to address. Let us hear from you!

Who cares about the seemingly insignificant?

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Molly Manson

The Baton Rouge bus boycott offers several topics for discussion or writing. Here are just a few that come to mind. If you have others, please share them in the comment section below.

Horatio Thompson was a business owner who did what he could to help the boycott effort. He sold gas at cost to those who were using their personal vehicles to give people rides. He is not remembered in the textbooks, but he played a crucial role. Can you find an example of someone who did something that mattered, but who isn't remembered by many people?

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