March 15, 2017
This was taken at Lakeport Plantation which is just on the edge of the Arkansas and Mississippi state borders. Lakeport is one of Arkansas' premiere historic structures, is the only remaining Arkansas plantation home on the Mississippi River. It was built in 1859 by Lycurgus and Lydia Johnson, part of a political dynasty that extended from Virginia to Kentucky to Arkansas, The house remained in the Johnson family until 1927 , when the Chicot County plantation was purchased by Sam Epstein. It was gifted to Arkansas State University in 2001 by the Sam Epstein Angel family.
Unfortunately when we arrived the plantation was closed to tours of the interior for the Christmas to New Year's week. However, it was great to walk around the old home and peer in the windows. It's in great state and the lovely yellow color with the bright turquoise shutters were just stunning.
This shot was taken on a small porch on the back side of the home.
"Colors are the smiles of nature." ~ Leigh Hunt
Have a cheerful day today my friends.
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