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Rex
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How did Hoo Shoo Too Road get its name?


Just wondering.







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LSUAce007
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re: How did Hoo Shoo Too Road get its name?


I've heard it actually did have something to do with prostitution a long time ago. I used to live right off of Hoo Shoo Too and one of my best friends has grown up there.





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Paul Allen
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re: How did Hoo Shoo Too Road get its name?


Hoo was a friend of Shoo, they hooked up and their baby was Too.







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G Vice
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re: How did Hoo Shoo Too Road get its name?


Thank you for asking, for I have always wondered this, myself.

15-20 yrs ago when I was in BR/LSU, I had heard that Hoo Shoo Too was part of the punch line to a joke that may have had some local significance. Never heard the joke, though. Maybe THAT'S the joke.

I'll hang up and listen.






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Uncle Stu
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re: How did Hoo Shoo Too Road get its name?


Chinese railroad workers in the 1800's settled there





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MaximumTiger
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Back in 1915 a group of men from Baton Rouge formed an organization and built a club on the Amite river. They came by the name Hoo Shoo Too from a line in a minstrel show that one of the members had seen in 1905. Subsequently a road was built down to it and the road was named after the club. The club burned down in 1981.

This appeared in the October 2007 edition of Southeast News of which I still have a copy.






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Rex
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re: How did Hoo Shoo Too Road get its name?


So, Uncle Stu was incorrect?






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MaximumTiger
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re: How did Hoo Shoo Too Road get its name?


'fraid so.





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Uncle Stu was incorrect










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louisianajones
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re: How did Hoo Shoo Too Road get its name?


I used to go to that bar !!!!





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ditchturtle
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There is no "BAR" on Hoo Shoo Too, it is, or was on Kendalwood Rd., just off Hoo Shoo Too. The Bar is now a church. However, many years ago,probably before your time, there was a Private Club, named Hoo Shoo Too Club at the end of the road. My grandfather used to furnish fish from the Amite River for their cookouts.


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Deaf McGruff
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quote:

ditchturtle


getting kinda pissy on your first post.






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