APR 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ A P R I L 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 20 THE WOW ISSUE! INTRO: Unique Heritage And History, Amazing Scenery WOW FACTOR: A Lake Flowing Through The Downtown DESCRIPTION: Cane River Lake, a beautiful, meandering body of water, flows through downtown Natchitoches and on into Plantation Country. The 36- mile river and long, narrow lake carry remembrances of the past, reflecting on the Native American, French, Creole, African American and Anglo cultures that mixed their traditions and talents even as they remained distinct. In addition to amazing scenery, the lake provides many outdoor recreational opportunities. WOW PLUS: Creole townhouses and other centuries-old buildings comprise Natchitoches' 33-block National Historic Landmark District. The Cane River Creole National Historical Park features Oakland Plantation, and the outbuildings at Magnolia Plantation, including the plantation store, the quarters, the overseer's house, the blacksmith shop, and the cotton press. Natchitoches, Louisiana WOW PROFILE: WOW!

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