This Remarkable Arkansas Plantation Will Take You Back In Time
Built in 1859, a few years prior to the Civil War, Lakeport Plantation is the only remaining Arkansas antebellum plantation along the Mississippi River. The plantation house was donated to Arkansas State University, and they’ve worked hard to restore it. A far cry from when slaves picked cotton on the plantation, this restored home now serves as a place where the public can learn about the history of the once-massive working plantation.
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J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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