Coloring Pages

Drawing of a man plowing with a mule.
Before tractors mules provided the power for plowing the fields.

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Drawing of the Oakland Plantation Carpenter Shop.
The Carpenter Shop provided a workspace for the skilled enslaved workers who built and repaired buildings.

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Drawing of the Oakland Plantation Pigeonnier and Mule Barn.
The Mule Barn was built in the 1820s as a smoke house, but was adapted to house mules after the original barn burned. Pigeonniers or pigeon houses served to emphasize the wealth of the plantation owner, and served a practical purpose, as young pigeons were eaten as a delicacy called "squab."

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Drawing of the Oakland Plantation Store.
The Store opened after the Civil War and sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and locals continued buying supplies until the early 1980s. The Bermuda Post Office, located inside, was in operation until 1967.

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Last updated: April 17, 2020

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