Under New Ownership.

 

 

Opening August 5th, Thursday thru Monday.
9:00 to 5:00

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WELCOME


THE TOUR - The bayou tour takes about one hour and is
mostly a narration concerning the history of Jefferson in regard
to the steamboat business from here to New Orleans,
information about our trees, plants and wildlife along the bayou
and whatever other subjects that may pop up.  We do not stick
to a prepared script or recite a memorized speech.  Each
tour guide does his or her own research and puts together
their own style of guiding (remember, we tawk real funny
down here)!  Our guests are invited to ask questions during
the tour - we try to keep it as informal but informative as
possible.

THE BUILDING - A fine example of "Po Phoke" 
architecture, built in the shotgun style, but placed on 
pilings above the flood-line.  After the flood of 1945, all the
buildings on the East side of the bayou in Jefferson were
destroyed.  Lige Albright, a local commercial fisherman 
and logger, built this house just above the flood-mark.  He and
his family lived here for several years before moving into a
larger house.  Over the years several of Jefferson's notable
citizens lived here, including Sheriff Eugene Tefteller, Roy 
and Kay Butler, Mayor Ned Fratangelo, and yours truly,
John Nance.


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