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Natchitoches, Louisiana, welcome sign
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Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, established in 1714. It’s even older than New Orleans, which was established in 1718.

Movie poster from Steel Magnolias, filmed in Natchitoches, Louisiana
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The 1989 movie “Steel Magnolias,” which was filmed in Natchitoches, was based on a true story of one of its residents and chronicled the friendships of six women.