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... quoted on all tours. Sugar plantations were run with an iron fist because a large sugar plantation would bring in about six million dollars annually. Slaves provided the labour and business with the society elite was done in the Director's bedroom (very polite in Creole society - you were never invited through the main doors which was considered the "animal" entrance. Bayou tours vary greatly. You have a choice of airboat or flat bottom boat. Either way insist on ...
... two plantations. The first was 'The Myrtles' which is meant to be one of the most haunted houses in the US. Google that ****, kiddos. It is a long story, but put it this way, many murders. Let me know if you spot any ghosts in the pics or not.
There was some construction going on in one of the adjoining buildings and one of the builders said he ...
... the Natchez National Historical Park mansion of Melrose. A wealthy cotton planter, born in Pennsylvania, John McMurran began construction on this show home in 1841. It was considered one of the finest homes in Natchez- a town full of the town homes of millionaire planters. You can see more about Melrose here: http://www.nps.gov/natc/planyourvisit/u pload/Melrose-brochure-for-WEB-do-NOT-p ...
- Before going to New Orleans, we decided to stop off at LSU and go to a football game. This was to the delight of Jeff and Reagan because football is their favorite sport.
- Hours before the game we got gas for $37.54, food and drinks for $10.57, and ice for $8.00.
- Two hours before the game we walked around ...
... which captured and filtered water into the centrally located well. A dramatic stairwell- The Stairs of Giants- leads from the piazza level to the Palace. I've included some photos taken in and from the piazza.
Here are some images of the Doge's Palace on an Internet site.
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