Along the River Road: Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway

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LSU Press, Apr 15, 2013 - Social Science - 360 pages
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Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked destinations. Featuring background information about the area and a detailed guided tour -- upriver on the east bank and downriver along the west -- the book gives an overview of the River Road, serving as an accessible and definitive companion to exploring the corridor. Sternberg's abiding appreciation of the area's allure, garnered over twenty years, produces a must-have travel companion to a place that far exceeds its common reputation as only a parade of elegant antebellum mansions. In this new edition, she again encourages travelers to experience the many treasures of this wondrous byway for themselves, so they too can see how much it has changed over the past decade.

 

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The River Road, about 100 miles of rural routes on the east and west sides of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, is rich in history, culture, and legends of the people who ... Read full review

Contents

River Road Timeline
1
Terms People and Places
17
What and Why
29
The River and Settlement Along It
34
Agriculture and Industry
64
Architectural Styles
91
The Natural Setting
101
Food Along the River Road
110
Upriver Along the East Bank
113
Downriver Along the West Bank
211
Sites Open to the Public
317
Selected Bibliography
321
Index
323
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Mary Ann Sternberg is the author of River Road Rambler: A Curious Traveler along Louisiana's Historic Byway and Winding through Time: The Forgotten History and Present-Day Peril of Bayou Manchac. She lives in Baton Rouge and has a lasting delight in exploring the world.

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