Pops Stroman Memorial Park
— Founder of ABATE of LA, Inc. - Community Activist - Motorcycle Enthusist —
Richard "Pops" Strohman
Pops was born in West Texas and moved to Louisiana in the early 1950s. He had already started riding motorcycles in the 1940's and continued riding right up until he passed.
In 1981 he decided Louisiana needed a chapter of ABATE, American Bikers Active Toward Education. This non-profit organization promotes the rights of motorcyclists to share the road, together with awareness, education and legislation necessary to do so safely. As founder and many-year state president, Pops helped establish the Motorcycle Operator Training Courses now offered by the Louisiana Department of Education.
Pops' lifelong image was that of the good Samaritan biker - tough on the outside and tender on the inside. His long white beard made him indeed look like a Santa -
This park was created by Nolan Baudoin and Frank Oser of the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Erected by the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 29° 54.71′ N, 90° 10.622′ W. Marker is in Bridge City, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on U.S. 90 east of West Bank Expressway (Business U.S. 90), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westwego LA 70094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pops Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish of Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); Avondale~Waggaman (approx. 1.6 miles away); Westwego (approx. 1.6 miles away); Seven Oaks Plantation Site (approx. 2.1 miles away); City Of Harahan (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tchoupitoulas Plantation (approx. 2˝ miles away); Huey P. Long Bridge, Louisiana (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridge City.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.