Pictured here in the background is the old train platform as it looks now. It is the only remaining vestige of yesteryear when the commercial trains regularly rolled through Ville Platte with bales of cotton. In the foreground is a section of the original railroad tracks. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Royal memories of cotton

Hidden behind overgrown grass, weeds, and vines is a vestige of days gone by when cotton was king in Ville Platte.


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