J. Prud'homme
J. Prud'homme
Click here to download a copy of "A Planters Son Goes to War." A biography of Civil War veteran Jacques Alphonse Prud'homme.

Click here to learn about the onetime Oakland slave turned Union soldier William Smith.

Both "A Planters Son Goes to War" and "A Blacksmiths Son Goes to War" were written by park volunteer Thom Brennen. For his efforts Thom received the 2016 Southeast Region Hartzog Volunteer Award.


Click on the links below to learn more about the history of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations.

American Indians


Battle of Bermuda Bridge

Cash Crops

The Duties of an Overseer.


Slavery at Magnolia

Slavery at Oakland


Last updated: July 16, 2016

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Mailing Address:

400 Rapides Dr. ( Headquarters and Administrative offices)
Natchitoches, LA 71457


(318) 352-0383 x101
Oakland Plantation - 318-352-0383, ext. 316 Magnolia Plantation 318-352-0383, ext. 316 Headquarters - 318-352-0383, ext. 101 (Monday-Friday)

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