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Natchez, Mississippi Up Close

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 03.03.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I looked forward to my first visit to Mississippi. During decades of travel across the USA, I have covered much of the South, but had not wandered through or made any forays into the great State of Mississippi.

Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When it comes to the mechanically cooled contemporary American South, this may be close to blasphemy. But here goes: Some of us do not like central air. Indoor breezes are indoor breezes, if you ask me. You might be in a mall, or at the movies, or driving around in your car.

Archaeologists Discover 'Magical' Artifacts

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science

Archaeologists working on two small Caribbean islands have found artifacts intentionally buried beneath two 18th-century plantation houses. They app...

6 Haunted Plantations

Roadtrippers | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel

These gorgeous houses often hide evil secrets and dark pasts -- making them prime spots for hauntings. Explore our top haunted plantations...if you dare!

African American Descendants Sue To Save Louisiana's Revilletown Cemetery

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Jan. 7, 2013 edition.) Former residents of Revilletown--an African American community to...

Plantations Are So Hot Right Now

Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel

Thanks to the surprise wedding of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who held their nuptials at South Carolina's Boone Hall Plantation, these grand histo...

For Sale: Southern Plantations

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., March 3 (Reuters) - The privately owned historic plantations that dot South Carolina's low country...

Rhode Island Keeps 'Plantations' In Name

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Islanders have voted to keep the word "Plantations" in the state's official name despite concerns that it evokes images...

Faulkner Greatly Influenced By Newly Discovered Plantation Diary

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A 19th century plantation diary was a source of inspiration to William Faulkner as he plotted the creation of his imaginary Yoknapatawpha County, the ...