Category: Breaux Bridge

Crawfish passport

You won’t need a passport to get into the Breaux Bridge, but this gimmick attracted lots of attention for the Crawfish Festival in the 1960s.

The price of tea in China and the price of labor in the U.S.

Ever wonder why crawfish tail meat is expensive? In a word… labor. Crawfish peeling is not the most desirable job. Sam Irwin, author of Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, explains why the tiny town of Henderson…

Crawfish v. Crayfish

Mayor Louis Kern, Gov. Earl Long, Gov. Jimmie Davis and Speaker of the House Bob Angelle of Breaux Bridge and his wife, Madge, share a joke at the 1959 Breaux Bridge Centennial Celebration. The Centennial was the precursor to the…