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Tabasco Sauce

Tabasco is a popular brand of pepper sauce products and related items manufactured by McIlhenny Company, a privately held, family-owned business headquartered on Avery Island, Louisiana. Read »

Taensas Tribe

The Taensas lived in villages in the area now known as Louisiana, Alabama, and possibly Texas. Despite attrition from disease, slave raiding, tribal consolidation, and warfare reduced their numbers, the Taensas remained a discrete cultural entity into the 1930s. Read »

Tannen, Robert

Robert Tannen is an artist, urban planner, and activist. Born in New York, Tannen has worked in New Orleans since the 1950s. Read »

Tarzan of the Apes

“Tarzan of the Apes” was filmed in 1917 in Morgan City, making it the first feature-length motion picture shot on location in Louisiana. Read »

Taylor, Zachary

President Zachary Taylor, a shrewd businessman and land speculator, owned a plantation near Baton Rouge which he called home after the 1820s. Read »

Teddy Roosevelt's Bear Hunt

President Teddy Roosevelt's hunt for black bear in the northeastern Louisiana canebrakes in October 1907 was widely covered by the national media. Read »

Theard, Marie

Marie Théard (Moses) achieved distinction as a pianist, piano teacher, collector, arranger, and translator of French and French Creole Patois songs of Louisiana. Read »

Thibodaux Massacre

The Thibodaux Massacre was the resulting violence of a three-week strike in the sugar-producing region of Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Mary, and Iberia parishes. Read »

Thibodaux, Henry

Henry Thibodaux served as interim governor of Louisiana from November to December 1824 after his predecessor, Thomas Bolling Robertson, resigned to become a federal judge. Read »

Thomas, Ada

Ada Thomas is a traditional artisan of Chitimacha basketry. Read »

Thomas, Byron O.

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Thomas, Irma

R&B singer Irma Thomas, hailed as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans," has been performing and recording since the 1950s. Read »

Thomas, Worthia

Nicknamed for his tricks as a “show drummer,” Worthia G. “Showboy” Thomas was a New Orleans traditional jazz, brass band, and rhythm and blues trombonist, drummer, and tuba player. Read »

Tillman, Wilbert

Wilbert Tillman was a traditional jazz and brass band multi-instrumentalist from New Orleans who played with the Eureka, Young Tuxedo, and Tulane brass bands. Read »


Established as a neighborhood bar in 1977, Tiptina's has grown into an iconic New Orleans music venue with a recording studio, record label, and foundation supporting the local music community. Read »

Toledo Bend

Toledo Bend Lake, the largest man-made reservoir in the South, is located on the Sabine River between Louisiana and Texas. Read »

Toole, John Kennedy

New Orleans author John Kennedy Toole is known for his posthumously published novel "A Confederacy of Dunces," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. Read »

Tootie Montana

Allison “Tootie” Montana was Big Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian tribe in New Orleans. Read »

Toppino, Emmett

Martin Emmett Toppino was a champion sprinter from New Orleans who won a gold medal at the 1932 Olympics as a member of the US 400-meter relay team. Read »

Touro Synagogue

Touro Synagogue was designed by Emile Weil in 1907. Read »