Profile

Cover photo
Jennifer Dyer
18 followers|32,324 views
AboutPostsReviews

Stream

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
Louisiana Residents enjoy free museum admission on Saturday, February 20!
2

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
Something's happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear... You went to sleep last night in your own bed, your own room, here in the 21st century. But this morning, upon awakening, you found you were no longer in your roo...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
August Heat...Hope the summer swelter is finally over for this year!
  I'm keeping the details of sugar cane harvest simple due to the fact that my intent is to just give a "Snapshot", if you will, of the planting season.  Sugar cane production was, and still is, a lot more complicated than ...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
Creole recipes from the past.  Strange, scary, and fun to read!
"Les vieux pots font les bonnes soupes" Disclaimer:  My blog is intended to be based on history, not food.  In light of my recent research into the banana, I thought I might share some weird recipes I came across in the...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
We are well into a hot summer in New Orleans...Some things never change.  July was just as hot around here in 1850!
As mentioned in a previous post, most plantations, especially in the South, were working farms.  Very few had grand mansions.  If there was a house at all it was a practical farm house.  However, with the rise of wealth in th...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
Check out my "Plantation Year Series" on Blogger!
Along the banks of the "Coast", as the Mississippi River landings were once called, June was a time of maintenance, southern sugar cane planters did not spend the month on the porch sipping iced tea, well at least not everyda...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
I've wandered through that swampy field dozens of times. The one out in Chalmette where the Battle of New Orleans was fought. Over the past 30 years or so, I've seen it develop into what it is today. I recall going out as ...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sorry, I know we are all fatigued by Katrina, but these previous hurricanes were monsters and the full stories are amazing!
Hurricane Betsy photo by Lynn Pelham Although Hurricane Katrina is fresh in our memory, the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline has never been a stranger to killer storms.  The devastation in New Orleans was man-made, but the dev...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
How long has the old place been haunted?  
1906 Postcard of "The Haunted House" When I was growing up in New Orleans, the story of Madame Lalaurie, was considered an old folktale.  It was grounded in truth, but had been overblown over the years to the point of be...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
A little detour into banana etiquette!
"Splendor Bananas" Dean Cornwell On a recent visit to a local coffee shop I picked up a banana.  The woman behind the counter informed me that not only did she not like bananas, she thought they were downright disgusting.  ...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
There is still no cure for Yellow Fever, but the mosquito that carries it has been eradicated from the U.S. and there is now a vaccination.  This was not the case in Shreveport, La in 1873.
Mrs. George Martin was married September 10th of 1873 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Almost sixty years later she recalled, "the following Monday my husband was taken sick with the fever and I nursed him until Thursday following,...
1

Jennifer Dyer

Shared publicly  - 
 
Just the beginning of what I hope becomes a well-informed and unique blog on southern history.
     Amidst the heat and rain of southern Louisiana in the summer, I've chosen to start with a little plantation history.  It simply can't be avoided.  The River Road along the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, through New ...
1
Links
My son is receiving an excellent education in a safe and healthy environment. It is a diverse and practical curriculum that highlights the students' potential and prepares them for a bright future!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map