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    Cane River

    National Heritage Area Louisiana

Take a Cultural Journey

More than 300-years of history are etched into the rural landscape of colonial forts, plantations, churches, cemeteries, and homes that comprise Cane River National Heritage Area. Historically, this region lay at the intersection of the French and Spanish Realms in the New World, with the town of Natchitoches originating as an important 18th century trade center.

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Did You Know?

Los Adaes site entrance, Photo by John Lees

Los Adaes, State Historic Site and National Historic Landmark, is the site of an 18th-century Spanish mission and presidio. Los Adaes served as the capital of Spanish Texas for over 50 years.