The residents of The Plains should be proud of the part their ancestors played in creating the colorful history of this section of Louisiana. The Old World cultures of France, Spain, England, Ireland, and Scotland blended to form the gracious, warmhearted people who inhabit this beautiful plainsland today.
From the area’s beginnings, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and on to near present day, the history of The Plains is presented in exacting detail. It is further complemented by family genealogies and listings of extant tombstones.
About the Author
Virginia Lobdell Jennings developed her passion for the past at an early age, as she eagerly listened as the older members of her family related incidents about The Plains and its people. As an adult, her interest led to many hours of research and, eventually, to this book, in which the fragments of history are presented so that they might be accessible to future generations.
THE PLAINS AND THE PEOPLE
A History of Upper East Baton Rouge Parish
By Virginia Lobdell Jennings
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
416 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781565546165 pb (F)