Sunday, February 11, 2018 marks the anniversary of the birth of two men who dominated the Louisiana race tracks prior to the Civil War: Colonel Adam L. Bingaman of Natchez, Mississippi (1793–1869), and Louisiana’s Duncan F. Kenner (1813–1887). You can read more about Col. Bingaman’s success over the New Orleans Eclipse Course in 1837 from our earlier series on the Spring Race Meeting here.
And we have Duncan Kenner’s story covered as well: the Times contributed the article, “A Legacy of Triumph: The Red Fox of the South and Old Abe of Ashland Plantation” to Deep South Magazine back in 2014, which you can enjoy reading by clicking the link; a longer version is also featured on our website here.
As mentioned in our post dated October 22, 2017, the Times also contributed a piece titled “Diligent Restoration: The renovation and remarkable history of Ashland-Belle Helene plantation” to the Fall 2017 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine (now titled 64 Parishes). The article detailed the history of Kenner’s former plantation home in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and its 2015 renovation by Shell Chemical Company. Although this article is not available for reading online, issues of the magazine can be obtained from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities at 64Parishes.org.
Thanks for reading!
Editor, Antebellum Turf Times