During the summer of 1961, United States Senator Russell Long purchased the beginning of what he called “paradise,” a tract of farm land along Baringer Foreman Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
As his love for the property quickly grew, he purchased additional tracts, amassing more than 550 acres in a series of 10 separate transactions. He spent a considerable amount of his free time at what he called “the farm,” whether taking care of cows, swimming in the pool or relaxing with friends. It became his favorite place to unwind, and eventually he made it his Louisiana residence.
Now 237 acres of Russell Long’s “paradise” will become Long Farm, and the legacy of fostering friendship and family will continue, just as Long wanted.