Natchitoches celebrates 300th birthday

By Marquel Sennet |, Shelby Lawrence

Published 07/20 2014 07:35PM

Updated 07/20 2014 07:57PM

In Natchitoches people gathered to celebrate the parish’s 300th birthday.

It's the oldest city in Louisiana and the oldest settlement from the Louisiana Purchase.

They're holding a yearlong celebration that reached its halfway point this weekend.

They held a festival on the campus of Northwestern State University.

Natchitoches was founded in 1714 along the banks of the Cane River.

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