Oak Alley, May 2014

Click for 12 pics in Picasa. Oak Alley is two rows of 300 year old oak trees arching over a straight path leading to an 1837 mansion. The steamboat happened to stop right where our cabin looked straight down the alley of oaks. They are wonderful trees that apparently can live to the age of 600 years.

The mansion was built entirely with enslaved labour, and the property has many buildings including slave quarters and an exhibition “Slavery at Oak Alley”. The rooms in the mansion are furnished in the original style.

First stop on the American Queen steamboat up the Mississippi River.

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