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Laura Plantation

By Remy Benoit

  I spent a lovely afternoon today at Laura Plantation here in Louisiana.

  Laura has been in the sugar cane raising business since 1805 and interestingly, for much of the time, it was the women of Laura who ran the plantation's business.
  Laura is a Creole plantation, its restoration bright with color instead of the white that we usually think of in regard to this kind of ante-bellum structure.

  Its language was French, its gardens lovely. Restoration work continues on buildings about the grounds.

  Our tour guide, Troy, was a delight: informative, humorous, and well versed in not only the history of Laura but of all Louisiana.

  You may visit with Laura here in Louisiana or online at: Laura Plantation.

  To know who we are, we must know from where we came.  Those who have come before us have so much to teach us if we will but let them.


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