The Big House - Melrose Plantation by jrayarkie, via Flickr Interesting story about this plantation. It was originally owned by a black, freed slave Marie Theresa Coin-Coin. Also, in the 1950's Clemintine Hunter was a cook at the plantation and her paintings are throughout the buildings on the property. Louisiana
Names at Alcatraz| The name Alcatraz came from the first Spaniard to the San Francisco Bay where Alcatraz is located, who in 1775, charted San Francisco Bay and named one of the three islands he identified as the "La Isla de los Alcatraces," which translates as "The Island of the Pelicans". The online site, on Alcatraz, provides in alphabetical order the list of civilian prisoners from 1934 to 1963. #familyhistory #genealogy #familytree #blacksheep
Take a stroll down the National Historic Landmark District of Natchitoches, LA (styled after New Orleans) - this main street overlooks the Cane River....very interesting town full of history, southern charm, fantastic food!
Still standing, Castle Pinckney is a Charleston Harbor landmark located a mile offshore of East Battery, Castle Pinckney was constructed 1808-1811 as an inner-harbor, secondary defense fortress. Named for Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a Charlestonian and President Washington’s Ambassador to France, famous for his stand against the United States payment of any tribute. Castle Pinckney was the first ground seized by the Confederate military on December 17, 1860.