Louisiana Highway 1 Part 1, The North
Louisiana Highway 1 is to Louisiana what Broadway is the island of Manhattan: a top-left-to-bottom-right byway that traverses a number of neighborhoods of blurred boundaries. Starting in the northwest corner of Louisiana, the route runs from oil and timber country, sequentially through cattle and livestock ranches, pecan and cotton plantations, a sizable chunk of America’s sugar industry, and ultimately to the fishing fleets of the Gulf. A tail end of Texas cowboy culture in the north yields to a Louisiana inflected south and seamlessly merges into the distinctive Cajun bayou. This Photo Journal presents the first half of our travels on Highway 1, the North. Make sure to check out Part 2, The South.