Laura's Family Tree

Laura Family Tree

Four generations of Laura's family worked on this Louisiana sugar plantation. In her family were French aristocrats, war heroes, astute businesswomen, cousins who married cousins, slave-holders who were brutal as well as sensitive, hot-headed "fire-eaters," morose introverts, and farm managers, both competent and dissolute, all subjects in her Memories and all living outside the American mainstream.

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In 1936, Laura Locoul Gore compiled an account of nearly 100 years of life on a Louisiana sugar plantation named after her:"Laura Plantation." Her manuscript, only recently discovered in St. Louis, Missouri, details the daily life and major events of the inhabitants, both free and enslaved, of the plantation that she and her female fore bearers ran.

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Memories of the Old Plantation Home

Laura Locoul Gore compiled an account of nearly 100 years of life on a Louisiana sugar plantation named after her...

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