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Driving through Louisiana along the mighty Mississippi river in october you can't miss the coton. Because of the rich soil along the river many cotton plantations are located here. Cotton is the white gold. It is grown here for centuries. First with the help of slaves, later it was mechanised. In the summer you can enjoy the flowers in the cotton plants. They start yellow and become red. After the flower they devellop a bowl in which the precious white cotton is found. From october to half november the fields are harvested. First the leaves are killed with chemicals so the machine picking is easier. This perhaps not the most pretty sight, the brown leaves, but it is interesting to see the harvesting process.

To see more nature in Louisiana you have to enter the swamps. They are so beautiful.
Do a swamp tour with a guide who knows everything about the environment and learn all about the animals and plants.

We did a great tour near Baton Rouge, when we visited am&pm. The tour was by Alligator Bayou Tours

And last but not least do see one of the great Louisiana sunsets. This sunset was on the same tour as mentioned above. But you can find great Louisiana sunsets allover.

For something completely different you should visit New Orleans. It is so absolutely not american....
The flamboyant colors and people, one could not stop taking pictures.
But if there do some history by walking through the garden district with its nice houses and don't forget the graveyard.

More info on tourism in Louisiana: http://www.louisianatravel.com/

Explore the history and culture of South Eastern Louisiana:

Tourism in New Orleans: http://www.neworleansonline.com/

  • Last visit to Louisiana: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Apr 29, 2006
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  • Apr 25, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    This was the great grandson of Jefferson Davis, former Confederate President. Hence the Confederate markings all over his grave.

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    Oct 16, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Great page. Hoping to visit Louisiana in 2010.

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    Apr 9, 2006 at 3:14 PM

    Excellent Louisiana Page. Barry in Louisiana

  • orlikins's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2004 at 2:18 AM

    v. interesting to read :)

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2003 at 10:43 PM

    Your tips are getting better & better :-) So, u are now a full-fledged VT tip-maker ;-) (just joking...) Truly, I'd never have thought of going on a swamp tour! Great idea!

  • ABL1958's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2003 at 2:11 PM

    Hope to see Copeland's on here, too! :-) It was FUN to read your pages and it brought back lots of great memories of our time with you. Thank you! Angie and Paul (am&pm)

  • Nov 18, 2003 at 11:59 AM

    Alligators , Swamps, Gambling and.......Hush puppy mix . What a story!! Do U have more??? :-))

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2003 at 12:49 PM

    Great start, I'll be back for more. I had a great time in Louisiana myself last April.


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