This state park is the site of the Maison Olivier plantation house. It was built by a Creole man, even though at the time this was mostly Cajun territory. We learned a few interesting things there, both at the house and in the museum. First thing we learned is that Evangeline was not a true story. We also gained information about Spanish moss we had had not heard before. Until today we were primarily told that it is not to be picked and has chiggers in it. Henry Ford stuffed the seats of his first cars with it. This was the first time that we heard that it use to be an important commodity. In the museum of this state park there is a bale of Spanish moss, called "bousillage". In the nineteenth century this was used in building homes. It had to be dried out first. Once dried out it is a tough wiry material which, after some mud is added to it, was stuffed between the beams of buildings. Below is a picture of a bale of Spanish moss.