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Former Site of Melancon's Cafe

Morganza, Louisiana USA

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“Of Easy Rider fame”

You know it from the movie Easy Rider, but sadly the cafe is no longer there. Don't worry... This plaque is there now.   "The rednecks in Morganza were real locals. Dennis told the crew to tell them that he, Jack  and Peter had raped a girl outside of town before they started filming to get a real reaction of hate from them.   One thing to remember, is other that a loose premise, Easy Rider wasn’t scripted. They made it up as they went, and most of the cast would tell you that Dennis Hopper was generally insane in those days.    Dennis later said when they rode off from the Cafe scene that was the one time they were scared and wondered if they pushed it too far. They’d heard stories of long hairs getting whacked in Texas and Louisiana. You shouldn’t have the same problem, unless you get way out of line."

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Austin Coop

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September 22, 2014
Rated 2.0

Nothing to see here, really, unless you're a big Easy Rider fan. Should be part of your bigger Easy Rider trip, not a destination. The backstory is interesting, it's just a shame the place is no longer there.

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Former Site of Melancon's Cafe

Morganza, Louisiana

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