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(2010)  Enlarge Kent House Slave Quarters

This was a home for two families of slaves. It is one of the period buildings at the Kent House that was relocated from another area and never housed slaves from the Kent Plantation

(2010)  Enlarge Kent House Sugar Mill

This working sugar mill was relocated to the Kent House in Alexandria, La. The mill is still used to make various products from sugar cane in the fashion used during the War Between The States. Sugar is important now and was even more vital before artificial sweeteners were invented. Abita Root Beer from Abita Springs Louisiana advertises that it is made from Louisiana Cane Sugar

Sugar cane can be seen in the scan. Union Admiral David Dixon Porter wrote that the US Navy captured sugar products during the Red River Campaign of 1864, then Adm. David Dixon Porter claimed the sugar products as "prizes" so he and his crews could make a sweet profit

(2010)  Enlarge Kent House Sugar Mill    

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