Great Trees of Oak Alley
Another large live oak tree with their masses root system just as the sun comes up in Oak Alley Plantation with the Mansion in the backgound. You can see the canopy of limbs that engulf the walkway along with the mansion in the background on this morning as the morning sun just begins to highlight the grounds and the trees large trunk and roots system to get a feel for their massive size of these 300 year old trees. 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 seem to have are perfect path to the Mississippi. 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 miserable 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. This part of the community of Vacherie St James Parish in Louisiana located on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The property was purchase by Varlcour Aimes in 1830 but exchanged with Jacques Roman and he started building the mansion the following year the style of the house is Greek Revival with his father in law Joseph Pilie as his architect. Later on the property was sold several time and finaly ended up in the hands of Josphine Stewart as a gift from her husband. She started extensive restoration of the old mansion which had fallen into disrepare over the years but ended up not being able afford the cost to keep it up. Josephine Stewart ended up leaving it to the Oak Alley Foundation in 1972 which open it to the public.l Oak Alley Plantation is like a world frozen in time with it history dating back to the mid 1800's. Oak Alley became a National Historic Landmark for its architectural and landscaping along with it grafting of pecans done by an enslaved gardner in 1846-47. . Photo © copyright by Bee Creek Photo.
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