Built at the end of the 18th century, Myrtle was one of the biggest cotton plantations around - 5,000 acres and 500 slaves. I was interested to learn that the mansion used a brick-lined underground rain water tank, 30ft in diameter and 20ft deep.
Day 3 - St Francisville, mile 265 December 7th 2016 Geo: 30.7608, -91.3954The American Queen's journey is shadowed by four AQ-branded tour coaches. These do hop-on, hop-off shuttle duties at the various stops. 'Docking' is where we tie up at a wharf. 'Landing' is where we pull into the bank and launch the gang plank.After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the US was keen to encourage settlers to the new (ex-French) lands we ... read more
North America » United States » Louisiana » Saint Francisville 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