Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Stalks of hand-cut sugar cane were transported from the field to the mill in large two-wheeled cane carts drawn by mules or oxen. The stalks were then fed through the mill's grinder. As the mule or ox walked the grinder's arm around, the rollers pulled the stalks through. Following this operation the trash stalks, known as bagasse, were hauled away. After crushing the cane juice passed in to one or more wooden vats where the liquid was cleared of any trash or debris. Finally the juice was carried to the mill house for processing.
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum.
Location. 30° 24.647′ N, 91° 6.882′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (State Road 3064) south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 18th Century Style Sugar House (a few steps from this marker); Single-Pen Slave Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Tyrone Slave Cabin (within shouting Single Pen Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Split-Cypress Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); College Grove Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . . LSU Rural Life Museum. (Submitted on December 31, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2017.