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The Masters House - Magnolia Plantation by Mary Campbell

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This is the house on Magnolia Plantation that the “Masters” family, as they were called in those days lived. By todays standards it wasn’t very big. For it’s time it must of seemed large especially to the “Slaves” that lived in the slaves quarters.

This is one of two images, the one below is the another workers house being restored today on the plantation to give the visitor a glimpse about plantation life in the 1685 -1865. When one remembers the beautiful gardens of the plantation, one also needs to remember the men who built and worked the plantation for the most part were slaves.

Today as we have elected our 1st African American president, I think we need to reflect on what a great feat that was for an African American to overcome the prejudices that abound and work his way to the highest office in our the land. I’m very happy about that, as I think Barack Obama is a wonderful example of what is good about America.

Craig Hadley (The Living History Group) –

Provided this update: The main plantation house is not the original house. The first one was destroyed at the end of the American Revolution and the second at the end of the Civil War. That house you currently see has a historic core to it, but has been mostly built and added upon in the 20th century.

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  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 6 years ago


  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 6 years ago

    A wonderful capture, Mary, and I love the words. So true. Agnes:)))

  • Thanks so much Agnes, how proud I am that we have moved past these days after so many years agitating and marching for civil rights, I know as a person from Ireland you understand prejudice and how it can effect the lives of so many.

    – Mary Campbell

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 6 years ago

    …and if the walls could talk here even more!!! Beautiful old historic buildings…

  • So true, who knows what these walls have seen…

    – Mary Campbell

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture of both the master’s house and the slave cabin. Wonderful narrative. I agree, I think Barack Obama will do his best to unite our country and improve America. I got a little emotional watching his historic win, as African-Americans have overcome so much over the years. I still find it shocking that when I was a baby and my parents lived in Savannah, GA, that African-Americans were treated so poorly with the segregation of public schools, public places and public transportation, restrooms and restaurants for whites and blacks.
    Obama’s win was very historic and emotional for many reasons, and a step in the right direction for our country.

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyabout 6 years ago

    Can’t get the link to work but this is the URL if anyone is interested:

    Mary, can you delete the two messed up ones above?

  • Thanks Rachel, I think there are so many like you and I who have lived thru the years of struggle. I loved looking at the multi-cultural crowds celebrating that night, it really was a win for all of us.

    – Mary Campbell

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    A beautiful picture and a lovely sentiment

  • Thanks Trudi appreciate it.

    – Mary Campbell

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful house!

  • THanks Joanne, appreciate it.

    – Mary Campbell

  • Wendy Mogul
    Wendy Mogulalmost 6 years ago

    Great caputure and very well said about Borack Obama I am very happy he has made president I think he is a genuinly good person and will do a great job as president!!!

  • Thanks Angel, appreciate it.

    – Mary Campbell

  • bleurgh
    bleurghabout 5 years ago

    is this house real?

  • Yes, both this and the small slaves quarters were restored on Magnolia Plantation, although over the years some modernization were done and the original house was burned down after the American Revolutionary War, and the second one after the Civil War, however the core of this house is from that period, They still give tours of the house and of the slave quarters.

    – Mary Campbell

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