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  • 1. Sugar Cane Industry Until the Civil War, Iberville Parish had approximately 160 sugar and syrup factories. By 1944 this number has dwindled to eight factories: the Slack’s, Wilbert’s Myrtle Grove, Gay’s St. Louis, Cora Texas, Supple’s Catherine, Cedar Grove, and Murrell’s Tally Ho. In 1998 the Cora Texas was the only surviving sugar house in Iberville Parish.
  • 2. This map shows the many sugar plantations along the Mississippi River in Iberville Parish in 1884. Map published by Mississippi River Commission
  • 3. A. Wilbert and Sons’ Myrtle Grove Sugar House and Tenants Homes (1936)
  • 4. Plantation Bell Used to Awaken Workers at the Start of the Day
  • 5. Planting Sugar Cane on Cedar Grove Plantation Dorseyville, La. (1906 )
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  • 7. First of a Series of Four Pictures of Workers Cutting Cane (1940)
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  • 11. Cane Cutter
  • 12. Loading Sugar Cane on Wagons (1940)
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  • 14. Hauling Cane To The Sugar House
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  • 16. Train Hauling Cane from Plantations to Sugar Refinery (1940)
  • 17. Sugar Plantation Locomotive
  • 18. Cedar Grove Sugar Refinery (1906)
  • 19. 1900 Newspaper Picture Of Belle Grove Sugar Refinery
  • 20. Union Sugar Refinery (circa 1900)
  • 21. 1900 Newspaper Picture Of George M. Murrel Planting and Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
  • 22. Sugar Refinery of J. Supple and Sons Planting Company (Bayou Goula, La)
  • 23. Sugar House in Iberville Parish (unknown name, circa 1900)
  • 24. Sequence Of Six Pictures of Edward J. Gay Planting and Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (December 1940)
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  • 30. Cane Cutter 1998
  • 31. A. Wilbert and Sons’ Myrtle Grove Sugar Refinery (1906)
  • 32. Myrtle Grove Sugar Refinery Closed December 26, 1976
  • 33. Cora Texas Sugar Refinery, still operating in 1999, represents the last operating Sugar Refinery in Iberville Parish (White Castle, La.)