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Lafayette, Louisiana: Miss Rose's Bar: Happy Man

Metal sculpture of a woman tending bar while a man carouses on one of the bar stools. Sculpted for the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair, it was later found dumped in a field.

1400 NW Evangeline Thwy, Lafayette, LA
North of the city. I-10 exit 103A. Drive south on US Hwy 167/Evangeline Thwy for a little over a mile. When you cross Willow Ave. keep left, then turn left into the Welcome Center parking lot. You'll see the statue on the right, in the grassy area under the trees.
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Miss Rose's Bar.

Miss Rose's Bar: Happy Man

Easy access, definitely worth stopping for a piece of history!

[Joe & April Bell, 07/19/2015]

Exhibited at the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans, Al LaVergne's 1980 metal sculpture of Miss Rose socializing with a neighborhood bar patron depicts an important institution in the Acadian black community. After the Fair, "Miss Rose" changed hands a couple of times, at one point being left in a field to rust. It was restored for public display by 2004.

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