6 Jul 2010

Destrehan Manor

Destrehan Manor overlooks the east bank of the Mississippi River several miles above New Orleans. In a contract, translated from French and still on file at the local courthouse, it is written that in 1787 “Robert Antoine Robin de Longy and  Charles [Pacquet], free mulatto, have agreed … that the said Charles, carpenter, woodworker and […]

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12 Mar 2010

New Orleans Plantation

If you are visiting the city of New Orleans and you would like to experience an authentic southern plantation pre-civil war then the San Francisco Plantation should be on your list. It is only 30-40 minutes from downtown and it is on the Mississippi river. The history of the plantation, like all plantations, is thick […]

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