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Contraband 5 Miler

4/27/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
It’s time to lace up – we’re just a few weeks away from Southwest Louisiana’s favorite road race! Runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities are getting ready for the 41 st Annual Contraband 5 Miler , which will kick off at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Capital One Tower in downtown Lake Charles. The Contraband Days 5 Miler originated in 1976
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Experience the Living History of Lake Charles

5/27/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  History
There are plenty of things about Lake Charles that you may have heard, but have you ever thought about how the historic elements of the city can still be seen today? Where did the name “Lake Charles” come from? A little known fact, even to locals is that our city gets its name from a tragically romantic story involving love, jealousy and pirates.
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Contraband Days

4/15/2015 by Linda Aksomitis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
By Linda Aksomitis Witness the cannon fire on May 2 as the city militia try to defend the seawall only to be overtaken by Jean Lafitte. Photo by David Aksomitis There’s nothing like a good pirate story—or event—to lure me into driving two thousand miles. And Contraband Days in Lake Charles proved to be all I hoped for. I’ve always been
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Indians, Pirates, & Fires- OH MY!

3/25/2015 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  History
Southwest Louisiana is rich in history and imagination. From pirates and buried treasure to rustlers and renegades, from sulfur mining and railroad hubs to Civil War battles, Southwest Louisiana has a unique story to tell. I asked Adley Cormier, Advocacy Chair for the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society for the “Most Asked Historic Topics,”
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