1872 fire destroyed Sylvania, home of Gov. John Milton

Visitors to Blue Springs Recreational Area – also called Jackson Blue Springs – often notice the historical marker that tells the story of Sylvania, the home of Governor John Milton. Nothing remains today of his home today, but it was once a center of political intrigue in Florida. It was here that Milton planned the […]

Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana

Rosedown Plantation is a beautiful state historic site in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Once a working cotton plantation that encompassed around 3,455 acres, the farm is best remembered today for its remarkable antebellum mansion and beautiful gardens. The home was built in 1834-1835 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. It […]