Mary Tutwiler Interview

Mary Tutwiler, formerly of New Iberia, Louisiana, has always embraced social issues, especially matters concerning the environment. In 1987 she joined and eventually led the environmental group War on Waste (WOW), organized to oppose a proposed residential and commercial solid waste landfill from being built in Cade, Louisiana. The group was successful and Waste Management was defeated in their proposal. Mary is the chef and owner of the Saint Street Inn in Lafayette, Louisiana. Audio interview with Mary Tutwiler for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.