In this mural, local artist, Robert Tinney, depicts early settlers of the area enjoying music and dancing under the historic Seven Brothers Oak. Legend has it that John Henri Lastrapes ordered for seven oak trees to be planted, one for each of his sons. Mr. Lastrapes employees temporarily placed the seeds in whole as they had arrived to work late in the day. With such long days of working in the cotton fields, the seeds were long forgotten, and instead, one massive oak grew, forming a beautiful canopy over the grounds. You can view the mural in the parking area on West Landry Street in Opelousas, Louisiana. If you’re interested in seeing the Seven Brothers Oak, take a ride down Highway 182. If you’re traveling north, the oak will be the right side of the highway, just before you enter the town of Washington, Louisiana.
108 East Landry Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570