• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Nature & Science

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This photo was taken near the Magnolia Plantation Complex in January 2011.
Larry Seaboyer
Night Sky

Claire Floyd

The area surrounding the park and nearby Kisatchie National Forest are excellent places to view unpolluted night skys.

Did You Know?


As textile mills in the north increased their demand for cotton, the use of enslaved labor increased in cotton-growing plantations such as Oakland and Magnolia. In this way the industrial revolution in the northern states encouraged the expansion of the plantation labor systems of the south.