Blogger’s Note: Two stories converge to explain this off-shoot of the Atchafalaya Basin, in the heart of a 1900s southern college campus. Cypress Grove is uniquely tied to the history of University of Louisiana and to the area. From The Vermilion, April 2002 article History of Cypress Lake Branches In Two Different Directions: “LOUISIANA La.
After seeing the Bald Cypress Cross-section at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation website (below), which dates back to 1404 and includes the founding of Jamestown in 1607 as years of historical note, new interest was given to a gray, weathered round of sinker cypress in its “third-life” at the Albany Woodworks facility. The log cross-section, which
Albany Woodworks’ appreciation for Southern Cypress History told through Author Mattoon’s “The Southern Cypress”. Albany Woodworks’ President, Richard Woods, always had an appreciation for history, especially virgin growth southern cypress forests that were once prominent through the South. Wilbur R. Mattoon graduated in forestry from Yale University in 1904 after which he embarked upon his