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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 ...
Today we toyed with the idea of going to one more plantation house: San Francisco House. A brochure and its website show a rather grand Creole house. Not anything like the other Creole house we visited, Laura Plantation. But in the end we decided to take the day off from touring and tended to some housekeeping chores. I did the laundry, gave Abby a bath, caught up on some blogging (this blogging is fun but a ...
Today we visited Nottoway, a plantation and house owned and built by a wealthy American, John Hampden Randolph, from Nottoway County, VA. He and his wife Emily Jane Liddell first lived on a nearby plantation, Forest Home, and grew cotton until John decided that sugarcane would be more profitable. He added the Nottoway property to his holdings and constructed the first steam-operated sugar mill in Iberville Parish. He made a lot of money and decided to ...
We spent a fascinating morning at Laura Plantation, a colorful Creole sugar cane plantation. History of the business, family and Creole culture is the emphasis here. Creole life is a blend of Native American, West Aftrican, and Western European cultures. For the Creoles, the sugarcane business meant family and family meant business. Women were the managers of the business and ...
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