Field Trip Schedule and Info

 Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation
February 24, 2018

Meet McDonald’s on Jefferson at Drusilla at 8:30 am and we’ll depart at 9:00.  Plenty of lunch spots nearby in Thibodaux if desired.

The property is home to many shotgun cabins which were used by the slaves prior to the Civil War, as well as a building which was used as a church.  There is also a general store at the front of the property, as well as an open storage area which houses many farm implements.

“The plantation was owned by Joseph Tucker, a Virginian, who bought more than 50,000 acres of land along Bayou Lafourche. The earliest structures on the property date to the 1830s. It was at one time the largest producer of sugar in Lafourche Parish, and a mill was built on the property for this purpose. As many as 135 slaves lived and worked on the property prior to the Civil War. While the main house built by Tucker was destroyed during the Civil War, shotgun houses and Creole cabins remain on the property. The mill stopped production in the 1930s, and sustained significant damage during Hurricane Betsy in 1965.[2]It is named after where it is located.

With over fifty original structures remaining it is the largest surviving 19th- and 20th-century sugar plantation complex left in the United States[3]and is still a working sugarcane farm.[2]The general store on the property is open to the public, displaying tools and farm implements used in the cultivation of sugar cane as well as locally made arts and crafts.[3]

Laurel Valley was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1978.”

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 Bald Eagle Photoshoot
March 24, 2018

$40.00 plus parking and tip
Registration and Payment Required
OPEN TO MEMBERS and GUESTS ONLY
FULL
Email fieldtrips@laphotosociety.com to be placed on a waiting list.

We will charter a trip with Captain Billy at Cajun Man’s Swamp Tours for an afternoon trip in hopes of finding Bald Eagles and enjoying a beautiful Louisiana Sunset.

We will arrive at the Marina, located at 251 Marina Drive, Gibson, LA 70356, at 1:30 for a 2:00 departure and stay through sunset.  Ice chests, drinks and snacks are allowed and we will coordinate carpooling closer to the trip.

There is a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 for this trip so payment is due at time of registration to secure your place.

A special registration form has been created for this purpose.  The fees are Non- Refundable. Also, please let us know if you need to cancel.

Questions or concerns? email fieldtrips@laphotosociety.com

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