Entries Tagged as 'USA- LA, Destrehan'

Destrehan- Destrehan Plantation

On first seeing Destrehan Plantation and its massive moss-covered trees(on 13034 River Road), I felt like I had been transported straight to the West Indies.  In other words, I dug the place.  I could just imagine hanging out with friends in the poolroom, cigar in one hand, glass of brandy in the other.

Seeing the slave cabins, though, reminded me that the whole plantation system was built on slavery.  Just imagining what it would be like to be someone's property, working long hours under the broiling sun, subject to terrible beatings and much worse, sickened me, and made me glad that I live in the 21st century.

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