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Magnolia Archaeology

Archaeological excavation site

Archaeological excavation site

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The Significance of Magnolia Plantation

Dr. Brown Discusses His Archaeological Findings (54 minute video at 56 kbs)

A Brief Ethnography of Magnolia Plantation

Magnolia Plantation Videos for a 56kbs Modem (Download time is 3 - 5 minutes)

The Cotton Press

The Cotton Gin

Magnolia Plantation Videos for Broadband

The Cotton Press - dsl

The Cotton Gin - dsl

Did You Know?


Oakland plantation’s first cash crops were tobacco and indigo, followed by cotton in the 1800s. According to family tradition, the Prud’hommes were the first family west of the Mississippi River to farm cotton on a large scale.