American Pickers a Big Hit for Bienville Parish

On Saturday evening, American Pickers aired its episode entitled “Pool Hall Picking.”  The pool hall in the title referred to the collection of Wesley Boddie, which was stored in a building which was once a pool hall beside the current Hilltop Quickstop convenience store and gas station in the town of Bienville. 

As is with most film and television productions, the American Pickers episode showed stock footage of swamps in south Louisiana before leading into the actual footage which was shot in the town of Bienville.

In between photographs showing the different stores owned by multiple generations of the Boddie family, stores which were all located on the same site, Mike “picked” several items of interest including a whiskey jug, several vintage advertisement signs, a rare pinball machine of which only 85 were made, and several other items.

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