Dancehalls in Acadia Parish

Tonga Island Lounge reader comment by Roger Tabb: “Tonga Island Lounge was located at the corner of Hwy 90 and Austria Rd in Duson. It has been renovated and is now a home. Would go there with my mom when children were allowed in bars. This was in the 1970s.”

Berro’s reader comment by Steve Picou: “My grandfather, Albert Robert “Berro” Picou Sr. was a colorful character and proprietor of Eunice’s first pharmacy (Picou’s, still in business under Robbie Chachere). After WWll, my father, Eugene D. “Coonie” Picou rushed through pharmacy school at Loyola and in 1949 returned to take-over the drug sto ...[Read More]

Theriot’s Western Lounge

Theriot’s Western Lounge

Crowley Post Herald article, October 9, 1970 describes at is being on “west Highway 90” and “providing the finest Country and Western music backed up by traditional French music on Friday and Saturday nights.” Photo courtesy of T-Bert and A.J. LeBlanc

Quebedeaux / Leger house dance

Jeanette (Bourque/Leger) Wickham: “My mother and father grew up in the Northern outskirts of Crowley, Louisiana past the old stock yard and near a coulee that goes to Ville Platte. My mother lived there since 1916. “In the 1930s, her family (Quebedeaux/Leger) used to have house dances for surrounding relatives and friends. It was my mother’s job to attend to the old RCA phonograp ...[Read More]

Four Corners Club

Megan Brown’s grandmom: Sherry Fruge: South of DI’s- corner of 97 & 98 west of Iota- teen night where Cookie & the Cupcakes, Rod Bernard- early to mid 1960s (NE corner):1956 & 1957- Tuesday teen night