National Geographic has rolled out a new site focus on GeoTourism. Highlighted in the Gulf Coast States section is our very own beloved Oak Alley Plantation.
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"At the time Oak Alley was built, the River Region sugar industry was flourishing, and a chain of stately plantation homes lined the banks of the Mississippi. Too many of these since have been devoured by the passage of time, exposure to the elements and mankind's struggle to move one, but Oak Alley remains as a testimonial to the old South's golden age. There is a simple authenticity about her grandeur that reassures and frees the mind to contemplate and appreciate all facets of her existence. She offers the enchantment of one way of life without compromising the significance of another. Here indeed is something for everyone.
Over the years, many wonderful and fascinating individuals have had a hand in shaping a dream for Oak Alley ... some tried and won , some tried and lost, others just tried and gave up. Still, they all had one thing in common ... they CARED enough to try. Most of them are gone now, leaving only bits and pieces of the whole story ... yellowed documents in parish archives, remembrances shared from generation to generation, a letter or two, a faded photograph yet, most important of all, Oak Alley herself."