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Birding at Oakley Plantation House during Audubon Pilgrimage 2017, St. Francisville, Louisiana

In March, Oakley Plantation House near St. Francisville was the site of Audubon Pilgrimage events honoring John James Audubon who painted images Murrell Butler, naturalist and artist, described the birds of the area today. C.C. Lockwood, Louisiana's famous wetlands photographer, described how he takes world-class photos of wildlife. Dr. Tom Tully, wildlife veterinarian, explained his work... Continue Reading →

Juan St. Malo & Cimarrons – Corrections & Additions to New Orleans Advocate article

The New Orleans Advocate newspaper on August 7th, 2016 carried an article about Juan St. Malo, runaway slave in Spanish Colonial Louisiana. The article in the Historically Speaking section referred to him a Jean Saint Malo. In the Spanish judicial records he was known as Juan St. Malo in 1780’s. He had run away from... Continue Reading →

Granddaughter Laura Maxine Fairbanks Interviews The Old Raconteur

This interview took place in the front room of our little shotgun home in the French Quarter.  Laura Maxine Fairbanks, Laura to her friends and Maxie to family receives her middle name from my mother Maxine Peters Norris Juban. Maxie interviewed me for a StoryCorp.me project.

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