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The Laura Plantation was named as ?Louisiana?s Top Travel Attractio? in 2007. It offers a guided tour which is based on ?Plantation Memoirs? by Laura Locoul. These are collections of 200 years of first-hand accounts of the lives of Creole slaves, owners, women, and children on the 1805 sugar plantation.

It has an estimated 12,000 acres of property, with some portions amassed over time. In the year 1804, a French naval veteran of the American Revolution named Duparc made a petition to Thomas Jefferson asking for property. After receiving such, Jefferson was assured of Duparc?s loyalty to the country.

The first portions of the structure were built in 1804 and finished after 11 months. Before the Civil War, the structure, then known as the Duparc Plantation, was already the workplace for 195 mules ? 175 of which are slaves - and 100 mules.

Laura Gore?s memoirs provided readers an insider?s perspective into the Creole household. Today, the tours offered within the site, provide a more visual adaptation of what transpired during the times when the plantation was serving its purpose many years ago.
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