• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

History & Culture

Walmsley Plat Map Magnolia copy
An 1850's map of Magnolia Plantation.
 
 

Below are links to the parks' site bulletins. The site bulletins cover a wide range of topics including plantation history, slavery, agriculture ... and much more.

Click on the individual links to find out more.

Agriculture

American Indians

Battle of Bermuda Bridge

Bousillage

Cash Crops

Civil War on Cane River

Limewash

Magnolia Double Box Steam Gin

Magnolia Wood Screw Gin

Slavery at Magnolia

Slavery at Oakland

The Code Noir

The Helaire Family

Did You Know?

Overseer's House

An overseer was responsible for management of the plantation’s laborers, stock, land, and tools. The overseer's residence at Oakland was constructed in 1861 by enslaved labor for an overseer named Seneca Pace. Pace kept a daily journal of work and weather at Oakland.