Breaux Bridge native writes crawfish history book

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA (WAFB) - Author and Breaux Bridge Native Sam Irwin has written a history book about crawfish.

The book is called "Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean." It is set to be released in bait shops and bookstores beginning Feb. 18.

Irwin's grandfather, Joe Amy was one of the pioneers of the crawfish business. According to some accounts, Amy was dealing in crawfish from his Henderson location of Amy's Fisheries in 1932.

The author worked at Amy's as a crawfish laborer in between semesters as he earned his master's degree in history from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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