A Year of Travel 2018 Review

  January 2018 January 2018 begins as it always does, with travel to Florida, bracketed by stops in Kentucky or Tennessee.  This year, I stopped in Nashville on the way south, and Knoxville on the way north. I visited the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN,  Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and the Stones River National Battlefield.  Another... Continue Reading →

Cemetery Tourism

I have always been fascinated by a cemetery. There is a huge one near where I live, which dates to about one hundred years ago.  Many graves were moved here, and at the time it was considered so far out in the country it would last forever.  They estimate it will last another hundred years,... Continue Reading →

Laura

A Creole Plantation, Vacherie, LA Prior to the Civil War, more than half of America's millionaires lived between New Orleans and Natchez, along the Mississippi River. Many plantation homes have been destroyed, but also many were saved.  This Laura Plantation house was built in 1805, but according to my tour guide the plantation itself predates... Continue Reading →

Malus – Beauregard House

The Malus-Beauregard House is located at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. The house was originally built by Madeline Pannetier Malus, in 1833 or 1834 in a French Colonial Style, facing the Mississippi River.  She died in 1835, and the house was purchased by Caroline Fabrice Cantrello, and remodeled to the Greek... Continue Reading →

Magnolia Mound

The Magnolia Mound Plantation House is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near the Mississippi River, located about one mile south of the downtown area.  It was built in the French Creole style in 1791, with an addition in the early 1800's. The main room has a rare... Continue Reading →

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