Remembering Bobby DeBlieux

February 4, 2010 | Leave a Comment

bobby memorial

By ElizaBeth Guin, NHF board member and NSU Heritage Resources program coordinator

I have been attempting to convey to my heritage resources students the impact Mr. Bobby had on the preservation community not only in Natchitoches but in the state and across the South. I fear I don’t have the words to do him justice. But simply put, Natchitoches would be such a different place without his influence and hard work. From the creation of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District to the establishment of the Cane River National Heritage Area and the many, many other projects he helped bring to fruition. His impact is incalculable. And perhaps the most important message we all can hold in our heart is the amazing the difference one person can make. Thank you and RIP Bobby.

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Here’s more about the man that defined heritage preservation in Natchitoches:

Robert DeBlieux – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bobby DeBlieux: A Man for All Seasons Dies in Louisiana

Robert Buford “BobbyDeBlieux (1933 – 2010) – Find A Grave Memorial