A.P. secured the state’s first-ever distributor contract with Shell Oil Company and began distributing petroleum products throughout the entire Bayou Region.

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A.P.’s produce delivery business continued to grow and prosper until good roads started to take shape in Louisiana. With the roads came trucks that brought the benefit of speedy delivery. Around this same time, the first oil well was drilled in Leeville, just about 40 miles down the road from Lockport. A.P. took the state’s…

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