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Cities And Towns Along The Byway

Church Point
Crowley
Eunice
Eunice Area
Grand Coteau
Krotz Springs Area
Mamou
Opelousas
Opelousas Area
Rayne
Rayne Area
Sunset
Ville Platte
Ville Platte Area
Washington


The Town of Sunset
Was incorporated 1904 and became a prosperous trade center in the late 1800's with hotels, stores, cotton gins, an oil mill, schools, cotton brokers, and black smith shops.

A prominent planter, Napoleon Robin, was responsible for bringing the railroad to the community through his grant of the first right-of-way.

John Sibille was responsible for introducing yams (sweet potatoes) to the area. As a result, in the 1940's and 50's, Sunset became a noted agricultural area for the growing of yams and became the largest shipping point for yams in the world with twenty-seven wholesale operators. It became known as the "Sweet Potato Capital of the World."

Interesting Sites And Sounds Along The Byway
Chretien Point PlantationBywaysMrs Armand Brinkhaus and La Caboose Bed and Breakfast
Folkways
Sweet Potatoes or Yams?
Real Ways Of Life
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