Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Louisiana Ghost Town...


Ruddock. Well, Ruddock used to be a small, but booming lumber town located about 25 or 30 miles Northwest of New Orleans. It's no longer small...or booming...it's gone. In 1915, long before they began to name hurricanes, a massive one hit south Louisiana..and Ruddock took a hard hit. She was flooded out and only five residents of Ruddock survived the storm. She was never rebuilt. There is only a boat launch, and an exit sign in remembrance. Ruddock... a Deep South, American Ghost Town.

2 comments:

DT said...

interesting-

Steven Stout said...

The real treasure of Ruddock is its swamp and wildlife. We love fishing and crabbing after late April. Many gators in the summer, they love stealing your bait.