Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Boone Plantation

My Dad

Flowers from Boone Plantation

There were 9 slave cabins. At the peak of the plantation
up to 20 would live in a 10x20 cabin.


Homes and scenes of Savannah. Conny is with Jamie and Bobby Deen at Paula Deen's Lady and Sons shop. We did not know they would be there and was shocked because usually you do not see the celebs!!!

My dad's back!

So strange to see ground cover on the stairs, but was stone on step.


Homes of Charleston and the Market. The lady is making baskets out of reeds. The price made me choke, like $200 and up for a small one.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Boone Plantation

This is Boone Plantation, at one time it was 4000 acres. They grew cotton, indigo, and later started making bricks. At one time they had the largest pecan tree farm and this allowed them to go through the depression. Today it is about 100 acres. This home was in North and South, Queen and The Notebook (the young girl's home) Unfortunately, the main plantation house was wood (boo) and was torn down in the 1930's and this home was built by a Canadian.
The tree lined lane is kind of famous, it is an image that is fairly well known. Anyone remember Patrick Swayze riding his horse up this to the house, in North and South?
All and all this was kind of disappointing as we were expecting a real plantation home of the 1800's, but there were slave quarters, gardens, house tour (with a docent) and a short farm tour. The only thrill I got was the Notebook and North and South connection.