Steele Burden Rural Life Museum
Mar 15, 2006
After our history lesson we went back to the RV to let Riley out and the take the boys to see Ice Age 2. We almost missed the movie because Keegan had to show off his clogging skills for several of the LSU fans staying at the park. They loved it and didn't want him to leave. Collin also contributed with his own dance.(we are trying to come up with a name for it)
Well we saw how the wealthy plantation owners used to live. Today, we went to see how the working class and the slaves lived. The Steele Burden(see pic) Rural Life Museum was recently donated to LSU.(1,000 acres) Steele Burden and his sister Ione Burden were children to Pike Burden and Ollie Steele. Ollie Steele was an ancestor of ours. It was an education(for all of us) to see how the other half lived. We saw things like the classroom, church and cabins the slaves lived in.(see pic's) I'm not sure if the boys were more impressed with the history lesson or the thousands of little caterpillars they saw everywhere.