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What's in a Name?: Zwolle (2005)

Lost Louisiana



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Zwolle, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, 31.630801, -93.643333

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-12-08

Duration: 00:06:46

Subjects: History | Railroads | Kansas City Southern Railway Company | Food | TAMALES | E.B.'s Tamale Co., Inc.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Salter, James Q. Interviewee
  • Box, Bernie Interviewee


This segment from the “What’s in a Name, Part 1” episode of the series “Lost Louisiana” from December 8, 2005, features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Zwolle in Sabine Parish. He talks to town historian James Q. Salter about the establishment of the town by the Kansas City Southern Railway in 1898 and the town taking its name from the Dutch hometown of one of the railroad’s investors, Jan de Goeijen. Whinham also tours E.B.’s Tamale Company with owner Bernie Box as they make their famous Zwolle tamales.