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  • Skilled horsemen dressed as knights from the cajun prairie compete in Le Tournoi near Ville Platte, Louisiana each October during the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The horsemen joust seven rings along a quarter-mile semi-circular track. The seven rings symbolize the seven enemies of cotton which are flood, drought, boll weevil, bollworm, silk, rayon and nylon.  The knight run three heats each to decide the new champion. Le Tournoi has its roots in the medieval french tradition of jousting, and was revived in Ville Platte in 1948. October 17, 2010.
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  • Skilled horsemen dressed as knights from the cajun prairie compete in Le Tournoi near Ville Platte, Louisiana each October during the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The horsemen joust seven rings along a quarter-mile semi-circular track. The seven rings symbolize the seven enemies of cotton which are flood, drought, boll weevil, bollworm, silk, rayon and nylon.  The knight run three heats each to decide the new champion. Le Tournoi has its roots in the medieval french tradition of jousting, and was revived in Ville Platte in 1948. October 17, 2010.
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  • Skilled horsemen dressed as knights from the cajun prairie compete in Le Tournoi near Ville Platte, Louisiana each October during the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The horsemen joust seven rings along a quarter-mile semi-circular track. The seven rings symbolize the seven enemies of cotton which are flood, drought, boll weevil, bollworm, silk, rayon and nylon.  The knight run three heats each to decide the new champion. Le Tournoi has its roots in the medieval french tradition of jousting, and was revived in Ville Platte in 1948. October 17, 2010.
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  • Skilled horsemen dressed as knights from the cajun prairie compete in Le Tournoi near Ville Platte, Louisiana each October during the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The horsemen joust seven rings along a quarter-mile semi-circular track. The seven rings symbolize the seven enemies of cotton which are flood, drought, boll weevil, bollworm, silk, rayon and nylon.  The knight run three heats each to decide the new champion. Le Tournoi has its roots in the medieval french tradition of jousting, and was revived in Ville Platte in 1948. October 17, 2010.
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  • Skilled horsemen dressed as knights from the cajun prairie compete in Le Tournoi near Ville Platte, Louisiana each October during the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The horsemen joust seven rings along a quarter-mile semi-circular track. The seven rings symbolize the seven enemies of cotton which are flood, drought, boll weevil, bollworm, silk, rayon and nylon.  The knight run three heats each to decide the new champion. Le Tournoi has its roots in the medieval french tradition of jousting, and was revived in Ville Platte in 1948. October 17, 2010.
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  • Skilled horsemen dressed as knights from the cajun prairie compete in Le Tournoi near Ville Platte, Louisiana each October during the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The horsemen joust seven rings along a quarter-mile semi-circular track. The seven rings symbolize the seven enemies of cotton which are flood, drought, boll weevil, bollworm, silk, rayon and nylon.  The knight run three heats each to decide the new champion. Le Tournoi has its roots in the medieval french tradition of jousting, and was revived in Ville Platte in 1948. October 17, 2010.
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  • Skilled horsemen dressed as knights from the cajun prairie compete in Le Tournoi near Ville Platte, Louisiana each October during the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The horsemen joust seven rings along a quarter-mile semi-circular track. The seven rings symbolize the seven enemies of cotton which are flood, drought, boll weevil, bollworm, silk, rayon and nylon.  The knight run three heats each to decide the new champion. Le Tournoi has its roots in the medieval french tradition of jousting, and was revived in Ville Platte in 1948. October 17, 2010.
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  • Skilled horsemen dressed as knights from the cajun prairie compete in Le Tournoi near Ville Platte, Louisiana each October during the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The horsemen joust seven rings along a quarter-mile semi-circular track. The seven rings symbolize the seven enemies of cotton which are flood, drought, boll weevil, bollworm, silk, rayon and nylon.  The knight run three heats each to decide the new champion. Le Tournoi has its roots in the medieval french tradition of jousting, and was revived in Ville Platte in 1948. October 17, 2010.
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