01 November 2015

Varner-Hogg Plantation

Today, David and I went to the Varner-Hogg Plantation in West Columbia, Texas. You can read more about the plantation here: Varner-Hogg Plantation.

Here are a couple of the photos that I took there today. I have posted them on Instagram, but wanted to share them here, too.

A visit to the Varner-Hogg Plantation in West Columbia, Texas was today's adventure. We have been there several times over the years, but this is the first time that we have toured the mansion. Although it is furnished in 1850s style, members of the Hogg Family lived there until the 1950s. The two oldest children never married. The two younger children married but never had children. It was thought that tuberculosis was hereditary. If I remember correctly, their mother died of tuberculosis while in her early 40s. They didn't have children because they were afraid the children would have it. What a sad scene this cradle makes, knowing that the last residents of this home had no children.

What a cool bath tub! However, I know that neither David nor I, nor any adult that I know, could fit in it for a bath. The tour guide said that people were much smaller in the 1850s than they are now.

It was a great day!

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