Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Louisiana - San Francisco Plantation (May 2, 2011)

May 2, 2011 - San Francisco Plantation - Promised photos of the plantation:

We stopped first at the San Francisco Plantation. We were quite surprised as we were driving along the river road towards it at the huge oil processing plants and tanks everywhere. We found the gorgeous home nestled on a small but beautiful lot surrounded by huge oil tanks. The home was very nicely restored and the tour guide painted a great picture of what life was like during the plantations most prominent times. We also found out that the land was purchased by Marathon OIl and that the oil company had preserved the home and its small acreage right around it. I would highly recommend a visit to this plantation.

This is the rear of the home.  What beautiful colors!

The front doors of the home invite you in.

Matt enjoying the wonderful wide verandas on the front of the plantation.
This is a remaining example of a slave cabin that I photographed.  Can you imagine two families living in this structure?
 For more information on this wonderful place, please visit their website at

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