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NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) -
False River is not the only feature Pointe Coupee is hoping will draw people
to their parish. Signs for a 10 mile bike or hike trail are posted down LA 1,
to get visitors to check out the history through New Roads, but those who came
up with the idea were surprised to learn, there is already a trail in place.
Riverlake, a home on LA 1, has been around for more than 130 years, but few
people know Julien Poydras lived there. It's those small tidbits that some are
hoping people will learn, if they take the time to stop along a trail there.
"We talked about putting a bike trail along False River because of the
beautiful scenery and historical homes and other buildings along that stretch
of highway," said Melanie Bueche, President of the Pointe Coupee Police
She says when she approached the state about making a bike/hike trail, she
found out there already was one.
"It had been established in 1987, as an Eagle Scout project of Kevin
Cicero," Bueche said.
Kevin Cicero researched historical homes in New Roads and developed the
False River Historical Trail Hike or Bicycle Tour, but because the old signs
were removed years ago, most people had no idea it existed.
"You got Julian Poydras, Earnest Gaines, the inspiration of Miss Jane
Pittman," said Tony Clayton, who donated funds for the new signage.
Leaders in the community added a few new sites to the original trail and
started promoting it. For example, the tree in Bueche's front yard is the first
stop on the tour.
"I'd look out my window and there was this man with a beret and people
with cameras following him. And he was pointing in to the tree," Bueche
said describing her first encounter with author Earnest Gaines.
Gaines wrote the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman inspired by the old tree
in Bueche's yard. As a child he would walk the stretch of highway to get to and
from the store, and when he was tired he would rest under the tree. When the
movie was filmed, Cicely Tyson - who played Miss Jane Pittman, sat under the
There are more than a dozen homes, a museum, plus a pecan factory on
the trail as well.
"I've had people walk in my office in RV's from Illinois or
Pennsylvania and say 'I've been to the courthouse, to Julien Poydras school -
what else can I do?'" said Jeanie Andre, the Director of Pointe Coupee
Now Andre says she can hand visitors a brochure and send them on the tour.
"The historical perspective of what Pointe Coupee brings is just
incredible," said Clayton.