Remember Shawshank Redemption? Here she is. Despite the decay, you can legally gain access this castle-like prison once deemed so unfit the state had to shut it down. Said to be haunted by countless ghosts.... Stop by the electric chair near the front.
The sleepy town of St. Francisville is what it is thanks to dead people. In the 1700's a group of monks built a church on the bank of the Mississippi River across from where the town sits today. Their choice of location was poor. Every time the river rose their land flooded and the dead popped right out of the ground. They began crossing the river to the high dry bluffs on the other side and soon a settlement took hold around the graveyard. It would be named after their order
My goal was to get through Morgan City and the rest of the Cajun Coast as fast as possible in order to reach my goal state ahead of schedule: Texas. Mr. Charlie and his keeper, Virgil, changed all that. For the best. At no point in my planning did I include exploring an oil rig let alone a FAMOUS oil rig. One that forever changed the landscape of petroleum drilling. Watch the inside tour video below and see more pictures from what turned out to be a highly unpredictable and t