“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Across The Tracks

The Barber Shop, Post Office, Hotel and Doctor's Office

Across The Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 24, 2019
1. Across The Tracks Marker
This Building is the Second Long Leaf post office

It was built in the 1918-20 expansion, and was located across the railroad tracks from this spot. Also on the other side of the tracks were located a hotel, barber shop, and the doctor's office. The barber shop and hotel disappeared in the 1950's, but the post office and doctor's office remained.
In 2009, the post office was relocated to this site to preserve the building, but the doctor's office remains in the woods off of the museum grounds. In the years when the town was active, the tennis court was located on this spot.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 0.35′ N, 92° 33.588′ W. Marker is in Long Leaf, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker can be reached from Long Leaf Road when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longleaf LA 71448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Leaf Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Leaf Planer Mill
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lumber Carts (about 600 feet away); Old Planer Mill Machinery (about 600 feet away); Straddle Truck (about 600 feet away); "Jitney" (about 600 feet away); "Loggers Dream" (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Leaf.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Admission required.
Across The Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler
2. Across The Tracks Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019.

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May. 31, 2023