The Gueydan Journal

There had been a need for a newspaper to be the official journal of Vermilion Parish ever since its creation in 1844. Father A.D. Megret, the founder of Abbeville, recognized this need (since Abbeville was made the parish seat in 1854). In about 1849 Megret brought in a merchant from Vermilionville. When this gentleman died in 1850, his printing business was bought by Emile and Valsaint Veazey. The Independent may have developed, with Megret's direction, from this printing shop. Two months before Megret died in 1853, Megret sold the Independent to these brothers with the stipulation that the newspaper had to remain in Abbeville even if new owners purchased it. Valcourt Veazey was named publisher circa 1855. Source

Outlet Details

Scope Local
Language English
Country United States of America
Media Market Lake Charles
UVMs Request pricing
Frequency Weekly
Days Published Thu