Historians credit Huey P. Long with bringing Louisiana into the modern era after decades of conservative, Bourbon rule.
Born in the hill country of Winn Parish, Huey Long forever transformed Louisiana politics and became a powerful national figure as
George Rodrigue's poster of this seminal figure shows an unusually pensive Long in front of the Art Deco state capitol which was
the symbol of Long's vision for Louisiana. Today Long is buried across from this magnificent structure which he built.
In Rodrigue's painting, Long stands alongside the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville where he gave perhaps his most memorable speech.
Said Long, "As Evangeline wept here for her lost love, so too do I weep for Louisiana."