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Staub, Rusty

Major League Baseball player Rusty Staub was raised in New Orleans and attended Jesuit High School before being becoming one of the New York Mets' most popular players and a six-time All-Star. Read »

Steamboat Princess Disaster

On February 27, 1859, the Steamboat Princess exploded on the Mississippi River killing between 70 and 200 passengers and crew. Read »

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias, a 1987 play by Robert Harling, centers on the bond among six southern women in the 1980s in the fictional setting of Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana and how they cope with the untimely death of a young mother within their tightly knit circle. Read »

Stevens, Will Henry

Will Henry Stevens was a pioneering advocate of abstract art in the South and a faculty member at Newcomb College in New Orleans for 25 years. Read »

Stolin, Alexander

A native of the Ukraine, artist Alexander Stolin maintains a home and studio in Madisonville, Louisiana. Read »


Created by municipal ordinance in 1897, Storyville was New Orleans’s infamous red-light district. Read »

Strauss, Meyer

Artist Meyer Straus, a leading theater scenery painter, also produced masterful landscapes during his time in Louisiana. Read »

Strickland, George

New Orleanian George Strickland spent twenty-one years as a major league baseball player. Read »

Stuart, Ruth McEnery

Ruth McEnery Stuart was one of the most prominent Louisiana writers of short stories and poetry in the late nineteenth century. Read »

Sullivan, Louis Henry

Renowned Chicago architect Louis Henry Sullivan designed only one building in Louisiana, Union Station in New Orleans. Read »

Sully, Thomas

Louisiana architect Thomas Sully introduced innovative national architectural trends—aesthetic and structural—to New Orleans. Read »

Summers, Frank

Frank Summers served as the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1979 to 1980. Read »

Swaggart, Jimmy

Called the “King of Honky Tonk Heaven” by Newsweek in 1982, Ferriday's Jimmy Swaggart was America’s most popular televangelist in the 1980s. Read »

Swamp Pop Music

Swamp pop music combines New Orleans-style rhythm and blues, country and western, and Cajun and black Creole music. Read »

Swamps in Literature, Film, and Folklore

Swamps have a unique place in the literature, film and lolklore of Louisiana. Read »

Sykes, Roosevelt

Barrelhouse pianist Roosevelt Sykes's style mixed rural and urban influences in bravura performances that some popular music historians consider the foundation for all modern blues piano. Read »