Chamber book to highlight Terrebonne history, businesses, organizations

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Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 4:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 4:02 p.m.

The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce plans to publish an illustrated history of Terrebonne Parish.

“Louisiana’s Bayou Country: The Story of Terrebonne Parish” is being written by Rachel Cherry, executive director of Southdown Plantation House and the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society.

It will contain more than 100 photos, illustrations, maps and other images.

“We intend to present a fascinating narrative dealing with the intriguing and influential people and businesses that made our parish what it is today,” said Stephanie Hebert, the chamber’s board chairwoman.

A “Sharing The Heritage” section will include the histories of many of Terrebonne’s leading corporations and organizations. The section is separate from the main historical manuscript
and is being written by a team of freelance writers.

The book, when published in 2016, will retail for $39.95 and will be available through the chamber and at area bookstores. It will also be published as an e-book.

For information on business participation in the book, contact the project manager, Curtis Courtney, at 985-870-3032 or historybooks@juno.com.


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