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Cane River Creole National Historic Park (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, 31.6652738, -93.0055525

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-09-04

Duration: 00:06:40

Subjects: Oakland Plantation (La.) | Slavery | CREOLES | Cane River Creole National Historical Park (La.) | PLANTATIONS | Magnolia Plantation (Natchitoches Parish, La.) | COTTON | HISTORIC PRESERVATION


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Editor
  • Duggan, Greg Interviewee
  • Gates, Laura Interviewee
  • Ford, Eric Interviewee
  • Duggan, Vivian Prudhomme Interviewee
  • Metoyer, Mary Sue Interviewee


This segment from the September 4, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Donna LaFleur’s visit to the Cane River Creole National Historic Park in Natchitoches Parish, the site of Magnolia Plantation and Oakland Plantation. LaFleur tours the French Creole plantations, including a barn containing the machinery used for cotton production, the slave quarters, and the plantation store. She also talks to park volunteer Greg Duggan about the history of cotton farming and park superintendent Laura Gates about the slave quarters and the restoration of the two plantations. Lastly, LaFleur speaks to Vivian Prudhomme Duggan, a descendent of the Oakland Plantation owners, and Mary Sue Metoyer, a descendent of the Oakland Plantation overseers, about growing up on Oakland Plantation. This story is a part of the “Louisiana’s Natural Treasures: Our National Sites” series. Host: Charlie Whinham