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Saving History, One Frame

Saving St. Francisville History, One Frame At A Time By Anne Butler “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday,” said Nobel...
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Unique Culinary History

St. Francisville Noted For Its Unique Culinary History by Anne Butler   ...
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P.T. Barnum's Visit

Barnum’s traveling company performed  from Nashville where they visited General Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage, on down through Vicksburg where ...
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The True Democrat

More than a century covering the news in a historic little Louisiana river town ...
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History Comes Alive

Slip back into the 19th century as one of a growing number of re-enactors dedicated to preserving the past and making it come alive for today’s obser...
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The Day The War Stopped in  St. Francisville, LA
By Anne Butler
day the war stopped The bonds of brotherhood, those Masonic ties that bind stronger than anything on the outside, saved many a plantation house in south Louisiana during the Civil War---among them, Chretien Point Plantation in Sunset, where ailing elderly Hypolite Landry III drug himself from his sickbed onto the upper gallery and flashed the sign that made General Nathaniel Banks recall the Yankee troops about to destroy the home; and Madewood near Thibodaux, where widowed Eliza Pugh, mother of 15 children, saved the plantation from destruction by appealing to the Union general’s Masonic ties to her late husband.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 April 2015 )
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Plant It and They Will Come: Welcoming the Monarchs back to St. Francisville
By Anne Butler

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"Monarch, Chrysalis and Caterpiller on Ageratum" painting by Murrell Butler
Long known as the Garden Spot of Louisiana, its location where the rugged Tunica Hills skirt the Mississippi River gives the St. Francisville area diversified flora and fauna found nowhere else in south Louisiana. The steep hills and deep cool hollows harbor rare ferns, ginseng, and even chipmunks, while the rich soil and long growing seasons have produced magnificent landscapes and formal gardens, many full of heirloom plantings dating from the 19th century. The abundant waterways and unspoiled forests still attract much the same prolific birdlife, both resident and migratory, that so impressed the artist Audubon when he first stepped off the steamboat at Bayou Sara landing in 1821.
Last Updated ( Friday, 10 April 2015 )
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Why do shutter bugs flock to West Feliciana Parish & St. Francisville
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Picnicing in the Parks

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For an old-fashioned picnic, West Feliciana Parish of Louisiana has many ideal locations.
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