Thanks for coming along on my tour of – My Little Town . Hopefully you enjoyed the tour . Today I leave you with the some pictures to enjoy Lisa
There’s good reason that the town of Melville celebrates the catfish festival every October. Much of the town’s history and commerce are tied to the Atchafalaya River. Historically, the town made its fortune in river commerce and then as a crossing point for the railroad.
Documents also indicate that Melville had several fish docks and ice houses. By the turn of the century, 50 barrels of fish were being shipped from Melville each day.