Black and white historic image of gentlemen dressed in suits and hats walking on a dirt road to the Magnolia Horse races.
Cane River residents attending the horse races at Magnolia Plantation.

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A vital branch of the New World culture we know as Creole took root in the rich soil along Cane River in 18th century Louisiana. It was a culture nurtured by French and Spanish colonial ways, steeped in Africanisms, and enriched by Native American contact.

Last updated: January 8, 2018

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