Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Henderson Mystery

Now I like a good mystery. Always have. Going back to the Hardy Boys when I was a youngster.

Not the blood and gore, “who-dunit” type of mystery, but more like the unexplained occurrence or the “Houston, we have a problem” type of mystery. Or like the one we encountered one day in Henderson, Louisiana.

Lunch was our eventual objective, but we first wanted to explore this small town (pop. 1600) near the levee of the Atchafalaya Basin. The signs were interesting, but it was the small group of buildings along the levee on the edge of town that caught our attention.
We parked along Bayou Amy,

spent a little time watching some fishermen watch their lines,
and then re-directed our attention to the buildings.
The names on the buildings described what had (possibly) been their primary use. The Ice House looked like it would still sell ice (remember the sign above that advertised their long-lasting ice).
But the Huval Syrup Mill seemed to be only a reminder of a work center of the past. A few people seemed focused on activity of some sort, but the building seemed to function as a storage area only.
Huval’s Grocery and the Blacksmith Shop had the quality of a movie set’s storefronts.
It was only the Crawfish Plant that seemed to be directed to a product identified on its sign. Fork lift vehicles motored around the buildings, but even with that activity, the purpose of some of the buildings (like the building on pillars below) was unclear.
But the message from the Crawfish Plant and the Coca Cola sign indicated it was time for lunch.
The question of the array of buildings here would have to be left undefined—is it a part of Henderson’s business district, a group of buildings re-creating functions of the past, a grouping related to our lunchtime destination (Pat’s Restaurant), or a combination of all the above.

As we headed to Pat’s, we noticed that others in the area were “freshening up” a bit before a midday meal.

But, an unsolved mystery is very frustrating.

4 comments:

adham said...



شركة تنظيف بالطائف شركة الهدي افضل شركة نقل عفش بالطائف كذلك هى افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
شركه الهدى
شركة رش بالطائف
خدمات الطائف
شركة تنظيف بالطائف
شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
نظافه عامه بالطائف
شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف

adham said...



شركة تنظيف شقق بالطائف
نقل عفش بالطائف
بالطائف شفط بيارات
تسليك مجارى بالطائف
تنظيف خزنات بالطائف
رش مبيدات بالطائف
نقل عفش بخميس مشيط
شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف

adham said...



ان اردت نقل عفش منزلك بالدمام ابيات الشرقية من اهم شركات نقل العفش بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والقطيف والاحساء
شركة المتحدة
شركة نقل عفش بنجران
شركة نقل عفش بخميس مشيط
شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
شركة نقل عفش بمكة
شركة نقل عفش بينبع
شركة نقل عفش بابها

adham said...


شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
شركة نقل عفش بجدة
شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل عفش ببريدة
شركة نقل عفش بالقصيم
شركة نقل عفش بتبوك