Rebel State Historic Site

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Rebel State Historic Site
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Entrance sign to the historic site.
Map showing the location of Rebel State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Rebel State Historic Site
Map of Louisiana, United States of America
Location Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates 31°44′58″N 93°05′13″W / 31.749444°N 93.086944°W / 31.749444; -93.086944Coordinates: 31°44′58″N 93°05′13″W / 31.749444°N 93.086944°W / 31.749444; -93.086944[1]
Area approx. 46 acres (19 ha) [1]
Governing body Louisiana Office of State Parks
Official website

Rebel State Historic Site is operated by the state of Louisiana and is located near Marthaville in Natchitoches Parish.

The historic site commemorates the history and culture of northwestern Louisiana. The site, formerly a state commemorative area, was originally meant to honor an unknown Confederate soldier who was killed in the vicinity by three Union cavalrymen. With time, it also became a local meeting place for people to listen to country and gospel music. Rebel State Historic Site today includes an amphitheater and stage for occasional live music performances, a pavilion and the Louisiana Country Music Museum. The museum exhibits memorabilia donated by Louisiana natives who became prominent in country and gospel music. Among these items a fiddle and yo-yo that belonged to Roy Acuff and a shirt that belonged to Hank Williams Jr.[2]

Outdoor visitor facilities include picnic areas and two short walking trails.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rebel State Historic Site - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Louisiana Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  2. ^ a b Rebel State Historic Site website, accessed May 9, 2010

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