300TH ANNIVERSARY OF LOS ADAES MISSION. The National Parks Service and the Diocese of Alexandria together with representatives from the Caddo-Adai Nation will mark the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the presidio and mission at Los Adaes with a religious service and the dedication of a marker honoring the Franciscan friars who died while serving at the San Miguel Mission. The service, to be conducted by Father Chad Partain, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Los Adaes State Historic Site located at 6354 Hwy. 485, just outside of Robeline. The site is operated by the Cane River Creole National Heritage Area and offers a museum (open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday) and a 1-1/2 mile nature trail. Admission is free.
Los Adaes, the symbol of New Spain in Louisiana, was once the capital of the Spanish Province of Tejas (present-day Texas) and the scene of a unique cooperation among the French, the Spanish and the indigenous Native Americans. An area rich in archaeological finds, it thrives today as one of Louisiana’s most intriguing State Historic Sites. For more information, go to www.louisianatravel.com.