Southdown Plantation - The House That Sugar Built

Southdown Plantation - The House That Sugar Built

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The story of the Minor family of Southdown Plantation in Terrebonne Parish show the trials and tribulations of settling the largely unoccupied lands of south Louisiana suffered by many weathly land owners. Slavery, Civil War, Yellow Fever and politics were just a few of the elements that are highlighted from the beginning of the plantation and sugar refinery until its final closure in 1978. The pink and green manor house, the slave quarters and worker's cabin on the grounds of Southdown Plantation and Terrebonne Museum stand testiment to the strenghts of the people in the Louisiana. This book is a supplement to the daily tours and activities that take place at this grand 10,000 square foot manor on the banks of Little Bayou Black in Houma, Louisiana. The Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society maintains the property as a legacy to those who reigned and prospered and worked and suffered during the years when sugar cane was king in Louisiana in the hopes that Southdown Plantation will ever remain - the House that Sugar Built.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 322.05g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507633858
  • 9781507633854