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The sultry air barely moved. The giant Live Oaks stood sentry over the path leading from the wide, brown Mississippi river to the big house. Sugar cane grew silently across the plantation, dragging nutrients from the ground and thriving in the moist, opressive air.
Bec and I sat quietly sipping our Mint Juleps, watching the plantation cat toying with the tourists. Life was ...
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We went to another plantation “Oak Alley Plantation but $20 just to enter, so just took photos from the outside. All the plantations were allotted river frontages in those days to catch the breezes. Tracks ...
... consuming), and did some photo review/editing. We went for a good walk on the levee and out to lunch at Hymels. One Tripadvisor review of Hymels says that when you walk in the record stops and everyone turns to look at the strangers coming in....we found this to be true. We were definitely the only people not on their lunch hour from one of the nearby refineries on River Road. Thats OK, the seafood was ...
... his wealth by building the Nottoway house finished in 1859. They had 11 children, one being a girl named Cornelia. She wrote a book/diary called "The White Castle of Louisiana" which gives great insight into life of the time. Cornelia married David Gamble Murrell. This Murrell is "related" to me in the following way: My Great Grandfather, Milton Preston Jarnagin, was married to two sisters Emily and Minerva Murrell (not at the same time!) who both ...
... this one well as this plantation had healthy profits for 20 years prior to the Civil War and economic downturns. Our tour guide had a great accent and was very knowledgeable and fast talking. We learned about the construction of the house, the family, the Creole culture, the sugarcane business, the life of the slaves. More about Laura Plantation: http://www.lauraplantation.com/sugar.as ...
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