Hangouts in the Bayou Region

Zoe Hebert Staff In South Louisiana’s Bayou Region, many hangout spots frequented by teens and young adults have closed or decreased in popularity over the decades.  In the 1930s, teenagers were drawn to hangout spots that were simple like swimming pools, backroads, and parks.  Located on the eastside of Houma, the Houma Airbase serves as […]

The Back Road

Daeshawn armstead Staff Before Lafourche Parish’s Highway 3225 was paved, it was an old shell road known as The Back Road where youth would hang out. It was sand from Golden Meadow to West 107th street and limestone to Larose,” recalls Avery Dufrene, who used to go to The Back Road. The Back Road was […]

Riding the Avenue

Alayna Yarwood Staff For almost 40 years Donaldsonville was home to a popular teen hangout: Railroad Avenue. Railroad Avenue was a half-mile-long road where teens like Nicki Boudreaux, Erin Theriot, and Leslie Tenney would spend hours riding up and down the road every Friday, Saturday and sometimes Sunday nights in the 1990s. “On the weekends, […]