Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - 4/8 - Rural Community



Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday. Spring has just been the perfect time to visit blogs. Head over to see Susan at The Southern Daydreamer.

Last Sunday, we decided on the spur of the moment to go on a Sunday excursion after church. We grabbed a quick meal at Sonic (Boo's favorite place). He can highly recommend the grilled cheese. After Sonic, we were off!



We visited several different towns and of course, I had my camera. Today, we're going to visit a sawmill town in northern Louisiana.



Fisher was established in 1899 as a Sawmill operation. It was a "company town" built for the employees of the Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Company. "The village was and is bisected by the KCS Railroad with the more pretentious homes for sawmill management on one side of the tracks and employee homes of lesser proportions on the other side. Traditional box frame houses were surrounded by whitewashed and planked fences. Unique were the wooden sidewalks in front of the homes and connecting the buildings."

Here's a few of the buildings which are still standing. You can click on any picture to enlarge it.



The Commissary was the local store for the company. It's now an antique store.



I love the Opera house! It was the only place to view movies in the area and tour companies also performed here. One top performer was Hank Williams! The Opera house is still used for programs, etc.








The Post Office is still in operation!



My favorite building in the village is the church. I think this is one of the prettiest white frame churches. I love white churches and this one is special.





Many of the homes are still standing on both sides of the track. Here's a favorite:



I love the outdoor fireplace. If we had more colder weather, I would make this a project!





Check back tomorrow for Tablescape Thursday. I don't have a clue but I'll come up with something!

25 comments:

Just A Gal... said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that... thanks for sharing... I love to take trips like those... and the spring in the air is wonderful too... I too love outdoor fireplaces and plan on having one at our next home we build...

I have an award for you on my blog. You may have gotten one like it before or maybe your blog is award free... but I wanted you to know I am thinking of you and what you have added to my world...

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Just A Gal...

abeachcottage@typepad.com said... Best Blogger Tips

what a lovely post, I really enjoyed my visit round all those beautiful places that one day I hope to make the trip from Australia to see for myself

happy outdoor wednesday

Sarah
ABeachCottage

carolinajewel said... Best Blogger Tips

I love trips like that! What a cute little community. It is amazing how much of it is still standing. Thanks so much for sharing! :D Jewel

Light and Voices said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the tour of the Village of Fisher. Quaint little towns are wonderful places to visit. Your photographs are wonderful.
Joyce

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for taking us on the drive with you. We like to do that too.

I like that little town. Love the church and the pink house.

Domestic Designer said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like a lovely small town! Thanks for taking us along! Have a great day!

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the tour. Great photos.
Glenda

Smilingsal said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely day trip you had. I think the post office and little church are charming. You could frame those shots! Thanks for sharing. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Here's mine:
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/04/yellow-tabebuia.html

Chandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh what a lovely trip! My family and I used to go to a church building located in the middle of a glorious community. So each after church, we would drive around admiring all the different landscapes and maturing trees every week. I miss that!

If you have more outdoor adventures, you can also join in on Sightseeing Saturday where you can feature great places to see where you live! It's hosted by Christine or Xinex!

marty39 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great trip. I love the little white churches. They really are so special. Hugs, Marty

Barb~Bella Vista said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your pictures...especially the old church.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't say enough about these photos, especially the church, the pictures should be on post cards, you did a fantastic job photographing them. i just love visiting small, quaint towns.
Thank you for sharing, wishing you and your family a most blessed and happy Easter.
Sue

Olde Dame Penniwig said... Best Blogger Tips

I come from a long line of Fishers...gosh I miss home, it's nice to come to yer blog and see all the old sights...

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh what a nice trip...luv quaint places like that! I luv the fireplace too!
-marie

Walking on Sunshine... said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great tour of a cute little town!!! Love the pictures!! Thanks for taking me, sort of, along!! Have never eaten at a Sonic!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Judy Bug! What a wonderful post..I enjoyed the tour...Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Katherinellen said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug,
Love all the photos....Just beautiful and interesting...My favorite is the White Church...Just Gorgeous... I have been looking for a painting of a White Church on the Hill or on a beautiful landscape...This is a beautiful photos of the White Church to have someone to paint. Great Outdoor posts...Happy Outdoor Wednesday..Kathy

Elisabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your trip to Fisher. What a lovely old town. I, too, enjoy visiting places reminiscent of another time.

Shelia said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy! Oh, what a nice little town. That little white church was so beautiful. You could frame that picture! Thanks for popping in to see me!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for coming by and your nice comments on the sand dollars i painted.

Did you get signed up for the giveaway??

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Margaret Cloud said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the sore turned into an antique shop and the church is very nice, thanks for sharing with us. Hope you have a nice Easter.

Nola @ the Alamo said... Best Blogger Tips

Does that Sonic have fried pickles on the menu? That's how I like my grilled cheese ~ with fried pickles! The little white framed church is adorable.

Kathy b said... Best Blogger Tips

What a pretty little town. I love the white church too.

Kathy b

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said... Best Blogger Tips

OMGosh! I am so loving this. I love to visit historical little towns and explore. What a neat place. Thanks for sharing!

curtissann said... Best Blogger Tips

I love, love seeing this community! Takes me back to my childhood, when there were so many of these places still active. Thanks for the tour!