Firestone Lake Charles Federal Credit Union

The History of Firestone Lake Charles Federal Credit Union

Pelican State Credit Union welcomed Firestone Lake Charles Federal Credit Union to the Pelican family on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Firestone has been committed to the Lake Charles area for 67 years and merged with Pelican State CU because of this strong shared commitment. The history of Firestone Lake Charles Federal Credit Union is connected to Firestone Polymers, LLC, a …

Louisiana Snowball

History of the Louisiana Snowball and Its Flavors

There’s nothing like eating a snowball on a hot summer day. These ice cold, sweet, and delicious treats are a refreshing way to beat the Louisiana heat. Snowballs (also known as “snoballs” or “sno-balls”) are a traditional Louisiana summer treat made from shaved ice with flavored syrup poured on top. The location of where snowballs were created is debated. Many …

Abita Mystery House

History of the Abita Mystery House in Abita Springs, Louisiana

If you ever doubted the wisdom of heeding your inner voice, doing what makes you happy, or following your own path, there is a place in Louisiana that’s sure to convince you to do all three. Today, it goes by the name of the Abita Mystery House. It’s located in Abita Springs, and it’s a colorful meld of artsy creativity, …

Louisiana Festivals

Unique Louisiana Festivals Across the State

The Pelican State is rich with culture and promise. Louisiana festivals pack each year with fun and special celebrations. There’s always something interesting to do when you’re in Louisiana. Here are a few of our favorite Louisiana food festivals and celebrations of the Louisiana lifestyle. Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival The Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival is held in early …

Bonnie and Clyde

History of Bonnie and Clyde Gas Station in Gibsland, Louisiana

In downtown Gibsland, Louisiana, on 1st Street—right near City Hall—sits a small abandoned gas station. A concrete porte-cochère (which is a grand doorway to a building or courtyard) features three old gas pumps with long-gone prices. A small store area and garage stand silent in the background. A plaque pinpoints where a pay phone used to hang. That plaque represents …