• 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?

Prud'hommes

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.