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Opelousas in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shute's Drug Store

1924

 
 
Shute's Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 22, 2020
1. Shute's Drug Store Marker
Inscription.  Established at the turn of the 20th century by Dr. Creighton Shute, this building served as a general merchandise store and pharmacy.

This property is of significance in U.S. history as Clyde Barrow, of the notorious Barrow Gang, received his last shave here from Otis Welch of the Star Barber Shop, located inside the drug store. Barrow and his accomplice, Bonnie Parker, were gunned down just days later in north Louisiana by Federal agents.
 
Erected 2015 by City of Opelousas, Preserve America Grant, National Park Service, United Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Events.
 
Location. 30° 31.978′ N, 92° 4.973′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker is on East Landry Street (U.S. 190) 0.1 miles west of South Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 East Landry Street, Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Federal Building (a few steps from this marker);

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Seven Brothers Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Landry Parish Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Lacombe Hotel Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Manon's Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Freedom Ring (within shouting distance of this marker); Opelousas (within shouting distance of this marker); King's Corner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
 
More about this marker. U.S. Highway 190 is also known as the Ronald Reagan Highway, and is one way west at this location.
 
Shute's Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 21, 2020
2. Shute's Drug Store Marker
Shute's Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
February 21, 2020
3. Shute's Drug Store Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   3. submitted on February 27, 2020.

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Apr. 20, 2024