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What's in a Name?: Turkey Creek (2006)

Lost Louisiana



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Turkey Creek, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, 30.8769606, -92.4252872

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-12-07

Duration: 00:05:50

Subjects: History | Turkeys | HUNTING


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Janet, Blaine Interviewee
  • Stewart, Kurry Interviewee
  • Johnson, Sam Interviewee


This segment from the “What’s in a Name, Part 3” episode of the series “Lost Louisiana” from December 7, 2006, features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Turkey Creek in Evangeline Parish. He talks to Mayor Blaine Janet about his regular meetings with his friends and residents at Town Hall and the importance of the water system to Turkey Creek’s survival. He also speaks to resident Kurry Stewart about the origin of the village’s name. Lastly, Whinham goes turkey hunting with Sam Johnson and Kurry Stewart.