• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana


An extensive collection of material resources are associated with the park's plantations.  CARI Collection
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Did You Know?


The French founder of Oakland was Jean Pierre Emanuel Prud’homme, who began farming the area in 1785 and received a Spanish land grant in 1789. Eight generations of his French Creole family lived and worked on this land, managing to keep the physical complex intact for two centuries.