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Natchitoches adds another title, One of 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America

Posted by on July 29th, 2015
Category Natchitoches In the Press, Natchitoches.NET News
The City of Natchitoches, recently named Best Southern Small Town by readers of USA Today and, has a new title to be proud of. Natchitoches was recently named one of the 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America by House Beautiful and Good Housekeeping magazines. Natchitoches represented the state of Louisiana in the list of winners.

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Natchitoches: A Tri-Centennial on LPB

Posted by on December 10th, 2014
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!, Natchitoches In the Press
Did you catch the documentary "Natchitoches: A Tri-Centennial" on Louisiana Public Broadcasting this week?

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‘Steel Magnolias’ impacts Natchitoches after 25 years

Posted by on October 6th, 2014
Category Natchitoches In the Press
Hollywood came to Natchitoches 25 years ago. Some of the industry's most famous folks made it their home and walked its streets. And they made a movie you've probably heard of: "Steel Magnolias." They moved in just after July 4, 1988, and all were gone by the second week of September.

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Weekend Getaway to Natchitoches at

Posted by on October 2nd, 2014
Category Natchitoches In the Press
"Running alongside Front Street is Cane River Lake and the Downtown Riverbank, a wide, green lakefront park that is the site of many of the movie’s—and the town’s—annual celebrations. The Christmas carnival in Steel Magnolias was patterned on the Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights, a six-week show featuring millions of twinkling bulbs, a hundred brightly lit set pieces floating on the lake, and spectacular fireworks shows every weekend." - Kevin Benefield,

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