This was really the start of women running the plantation, her Great Grandfather murdered a man in a duel and had to leave France but went to America and in return for his service during the Revolution he was awarded land but died before the house was completed
Laura Plantation February 22nd 2011 Like Kingsley Plantation, this plantation interested me because it was run by four generations of women which wasn't common in the 1800s but there is so much more to learn about over here. For those interested in Brer Rabbit, it is thought that the original tales of Compere Lapin originated at this house among the slaves that worked here. It is one of the only plantations that has original woo ... read more
North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
We are beginning our Great Escape part 1 around the USA from December 27th 2010 to August 18th 2011 when we arrive home for a short break and a wedding...
The goal is to see as much of the United States as possible within this time frame and make it back in one piece.
The travellers are Bob, Kam, Chris (Kam's 13 yr old son) and our English setter puppy Casper which at the start of the trip will be 6 months old.
The vehicle a Ford F450 duelly pulling a 40 ft bath and a half bunkhouse.
The challenge to survive on the road homeschooling Chris with many of our worldly items in storage and ... full info