Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Frogmore (Vidalia LA)

Today we took a tour of a cotton farm and gin. Saw a restored farm along with slave quarters from the early 1800's. Even got to pick some cotton. Learned all about how cotton was planted, picked and how it went through the gin process and turned into yarn. Then the tour took us through a modern gin process of cleaning and removing all the seeds. Nothing is wasted and all byproducts are used for something.

The campground we are staying is right on the Mississippi. We have been watching the tugs and barges go up and down the river.


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