September 1980

A new high school consisting of the communities and towns of Maurice, Indian Bayou, Leroy and Meaux areas combined to form the current North Vermilion High School.


Mount Carmel School is split into Mount Carmel Elementary and Vermilion Catholic.


Herod High School opens (closed 1969-1970 due to the end of segregation). It was the first and last African-American school of Abbeville and taught a curriculum that covered 1st through 12th grades.


Maltrait Memorial School in Kaplan and St. Peter’s School in Gueydan are opened by the Grey Nuns.

September 24, 1949

The1st annual Dairy Day Festival is established (later changed in 1979 to the present Louisiana Cattle Festival).
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