The New Llano colony was made up of skilled craftsmen who made rocking chairs, baskets and even something called a Dixie-Made broom. Museum director Mary Ann Fussell has created a web page highlighting the town's history.
"It was formed by socialists, and they tried to form a co-op colony, and they actually hoped to set an example for the rest of the world to follow to make the world a better place," said Fussell.
Vernon Parish tourism director John Crook says the town's history is unique for the state of Louisiana.
Crook is so excited about his parish's lineup of places like New Llano that he is creating a museum trail for visitors.
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