April 24, 2014

The Legend of Catahoula

The Legend of Catahoula was originally reported by Henry E. Hardtner in the Jena Times on December 16, 1906 and reprinted in October of 1927.

From the September 22, 1935 edition of the Monroe Morning World:


  1. This story is very interesting. When I first saw this on facebook. I thought the article was about Catahoula, La. Which is near me. I live by Opelousas, La. Is there any kind of connection for the name in this area? I don't know of any clear water there. It is near the Atchafalaya River levee.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the story. I didn't realize until recently that there was a community named Catahoula. If I run across a connection I'll let you know. Thanks for commenting!