The Oak Alley live oaks are over 300 years old and were here before the plantation and mansion even existed.  No one knows who planted these oaks trees but they seem to know exacty where they thought the house should be place because they are perfect.  The old mansion was place just right for a view through the trees looing west toward the Mississippi river and looking east so that you had a path each way through the trees. This was a working sugar plantation which was manned by slavery as was the case during this era in the deep south.  The slave live on the property on the other side in their own housing area while their home  may have mulitple familes living under the same roof in crowed conditions.  The historical property is beaufiful today and has been well maintained and these oak are what drew us there. These are big and beautiful live oak trees on very nice grounds some refer to this area as oak valley or seven oaks.
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Oak Alley Live Oak
The Oak Alley live oaks are over 300 years old and were here before the plantation and mansion even existed. No one knows who planted these oaks trees but they seem to know exacty where they thought the house should be place because they are perfect. The old mansion was place just right for a view through the trees looing west toward the Mississippi river and looking east so that you had a path each way through the trees. This was a working sugar plantation which was manned by slavery as...
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  • Date: 9 Aug 2017
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