Escape the city. Embrace the byway! Louisiana has more than a dozen scenic byways that lure travelers through the states natural beauty and open doors to local history and culture. The Boom or Bust Byway follows Highway 2 and is defined by the Louisiana/Texas border on the west and the loop around the town of Homer to the east. The Boom or Bust Byway gets its name from the rise and fall of agriculture through the decades. From oil to cotton, timber and lumber, the byway has seen industry come an go, but its history remains. A purposeful trip with stops in every city might take six hours.