By Glen Pitre
Trip the again roads that hug the bayous of Louisiana from Shreveport to Grand Isle. realize neglected haunts and particular museums during this pleasant trip alongside the rustic roads of Louisiana. a superb armchair learn in addition to the consultant that'll have you ever wandering off highways and poking via nice outdated cities with plenty of background and tales.
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Route 167 into Bernice, where at a restaurant/filling station called The Bar-B-Q Place we tanked up then followed our noses inside. As we delved into delectable brisket sandwiches, owner and chef (as well as mechanic in the adjacent garage) Gordon Ober was friendly but cagey regarding his homemade marinade, double-cooking technique, and other such alchemy. Can't blame him. Such tasty secrets are worthy of protection. North of town is Lynn Creek Winery with tours and tastings of vintages made from muscadine grapes andpossibly a firstmayhaw berries.
Route 71 is Grand Cane. At the center of the single ghost-town block, the local bank's gracefully arched storefront is long closed but in pristine condition. We pressed our faces to the glass, peering at the mahogany counters and wood-screen teller's window. Who were the immigrant merchants that saved their hard-won dimes here? Who were the proud farmers that came hat in hand to extend a crop loan? We continued north. S. Route 71 becomes four lanes for the final twenty miles to Shreveport, we decided yet to prolong our trip with a detour on Louisiana 5 west to Keatchie (Keetch-EYE).
On the left, an oak alley graces Buebenzer (private). The bayou meanders away to the right with signs for Walnut Grove. ) Quaint Gothic arches shield the weathered porch of the 1854 Bennett Plantation Store. " Page 8 Eli Whitney perfected a gin to remove seeds from cotton bolls in 1793, shortly after the steamboat's arrival. The two inventions made cotton king along the rivers of the South, including Bayou Boeuf. Early French settlers here were overwhelmed by an 1811 influx of South Carolina Protestants looking for good cotton land.
Country Roads of Louisiana (Country Roads Of...) by Glen Pitre