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This is how we roll in the deep south

 

What treasures await undiscovered in our own backyard?

 

A trip down River Road in any direction on either bank of the mighty Mississippi River

reveals untold history and the treasures of our heritage.

 

Today I head south from Baton Rouge and visit some beautiful places…

 

The old St. Gabriel Church

http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/dixiedualsport/vpost?id=2222045

 

 

 

An unkown beautiful old house...

 

 

 

 

In Burnside, one of my favorites,  Houmas House at Christmas time…

http://www.houmashouse.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passing by Tezcuco finds only rubble left behind from the fire that destroyed it

http://www.poche.org/home/Tezcuco/the_end.htm

 

 

 

Crossing the river and driving through Donaldsonville reveals some historic sites

and New Orleans style architecture I would like to explore another day.

 

 

 

but today, I headed past the sugar cane fields and the sugar mill and this old Gothic style Church...

 

 

 

to get to White Castle; home of Nottoway…

http://www.nottoway.com/

 

 

 

 

Then I found one of the sites I was specifically looking for;

The Smallest Church In The World (well, among others)

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/church.html

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing the journey towards home, we pass through Plaquemine…

 

 

 

Today I took a long overdue tour of the Plaquemine Locks and grounds;

well worth the $2 price of admission !

http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iPlaqlock.aspx

 

 

 

The bricks are white porcelain and would reflect light helping the boats trying to navigate at night.

 

 

 

 

Completed in 1909 after 15 years of construction, these locks were designed to change 50’ (fifty feet) in elevation

(from the Mississippi River at flood stage to the level of Bayou Plaquemine) making it the largest

of any structure of it’s kind in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A short film inside and tour of the artifacts is incredibly interesting,

like the pirogue maker exhibit...

 

 

 

 

 

The park can be seen in the distance…

 

 

and next time I want to see the Boat House Museum.

 

 

 

As the sun begins to set in Dixie, it’s time to head home; but I do plan to return…

 

 

What treasures can you find on River Road?

 


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Thanks Doug. It was great sharing your trip...Let's do it again.
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Great photos-thanks for sharing!


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Thanks for the kind words. Here's another treasure on the Mississippi...

The Destrehan Plantation Manor... http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/dixiedualsport/vpost?id=2348126






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