Bayou Sara: -Used to Be by Anne ButlerBayou Sara: -Used to Be by Anne Butler

Bayou Sara: -Used to Be

byAnne Butler, Helen Williams

Paperback | April 11, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 98 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


There’s nothing there now but a bunch of weeping willows, but in the nineteenth century, below the St. Francisville bluff was one of the most important ports on the Mississippi River. Bayou Sara had a mile of cotton warehouses, plus extensive residential and commercial districts. Who were the hardworking immigrants who settled there, why did they come and from where, and why did they stay through floods and fires and wartime shelling for more than a century? This book answers some of those questions for the first time, with fascinating collections of early images and excerpts from memoirs, journals, and newspaper dispatches that shed some light on this intriguing ghost town.

Title:Bayou Sara: -Used to BeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.34 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:University of Louisiana at Lafayette PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1946160008

ISBN - 13:9781946160003


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii

The Early Years    1

The Founder of Bayou Sara     15

Immigration    21

The Merchants    33

Early Travel    61

Floods and Fires     75

Wartime Memoirs     89

Day The War Stopped     99

Reconstruction     105

Social Life     111

Crossing the River     119

Used To Be     135

Bibliography     137

Index    143