Both of these pictures were probably taken between 1909 and about 1912, when the railroad came through Evangeline Parish. Francois Vidrine, Jr. went to court with the railroad company when they expropriated 2 or 3 acres of his property along highway 13 between L'Anse Grise and Easton, because he said, the railroad people had not given him enough time to have the property properly evaluated and were not offering enough for it.
In the picture on the left, Francois is the one
dancing on the left. In the picture on the right he is the one on the
left, sitting on the bench. The picture on the right shows what appears
to be the command center. An attempt to identify some the people in the
photos here was unproductive. The person behind Francois in right photo
bears a striking resemblance to members of the Vidrine family, but
cannot be verified.