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Louisiana Delta 65 Logo - Promoting Rural Tourism Along US Highway 65 in Louisiana Wildlife Refuges welcome visitors in fun, educational, safe environments to learn about wildlife conservation... Delicious Southern food like boiled crawfish, fried green tomatoes, grits and so much more Beautiful sunsets, sunrises and outdoor natural beauty are all around in the Delta 65 area  

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Bayou Cocodrie
National Wildlife Refuge

Byerley House Museum

CJ Walker

Crescent Plantation

Cushy Alpacas

Delta Music Museum

Delta Airlines Beginnings

Flag Plaza

Frogmore  Plantation


Grants Canal

Hermoine Museum

Jerry Lee Lewis Home Tour

Lake Bruin State Park

Lake Concordia

Lake Providence

Lake St. John

Louisiana Cotton Museum

Mississippi River

Poverty Point Historical Site

Tensas River
National Wildlife Refuge

Thomas Jason Lingo
Community Center 


Underground Railroad Marker

Winter Quarters

What Else We've Got:

Okra Salt Domes | Agriculture | Hiking | Wildlife  | Ancient Mounds | Festivals | Much More!

There ought to be a law against anybody going to Europe until they have seen the things we have in this country.

- Will Rogers


Crescent Plantation
A Southern Plantation that Survived the Civil War

Photo used with permission - Wanda and Kevin Adkins (Madison Parish, La.)1832 Sterling C. Evans (1899- 2001) banker, rancher, and namesake of Texas A & M University's Sterling C. Evans Library Real Estate. Land appraisals and sales. Crescent Plantation, Tallulah, La., 1955-1972 Promotional materials for Crescent Plantation; professional photographs of plantation and Gus Wortham; correspondence, appraisals and title opinions; correspondence concerning highway and utility right-of-ways; advertising concerning attempts to sell the plantation; legal documents concerning a land foreclosure; extensive historical information on the plantation; correspondence with vendors for promotional items

While the papers record Evans' early career, they more extensively detail his agricultural business after his retirement from the Federal Farm Credit Administration and the Federal Land Bank. This post-retirement career is highlighted by a growing friendship with Gus Wortham of Houston, Tex. and their joint real estate ventures such as: Randle Lake Plantation in Milam County, Tex., Bear Lake Plantation in Tallulah, La., Crescent Plantation in Louisiana, Little Eva Plantation in Chopin, La., Nine Bar Ranch in Cypress, Tex., and the U Bar Ranches in Medina County, Tex. and Hidalgo County, N.M., as well as other smaller operations. These subject files include personal correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, photographs, brochures, advertising materials, and news-clippings

Links for additional information about Crescent Plantation:


History, building and ownership of Crescent Plantation in Madison Parish in 1936

June 24, 1936. A short description of Crescent Plantation. Includes the story of the escape of the Crescent Plantation home from Grant's army during the Civil War. It also discusses the architecture....

For more information, contact the Madison Parish Tourism Commission, 318-574-8518 or 1-888-744-8410 or email 

Towns >  Lake Providence  Oak Grove  Transylvania    Tallulah   Newellton   St. Joseph   Vidalia   Ferriday
Parishes >  East Carroll  West Carroll  Madison   Tensas  Concordia

Louisiana Delta 65, Inc.
305 Dabney Street
Tallulah, Louisiana  71282
Telephone:  318-574-8519