Solomon Northup's Gateway To FreedomConstructed in 1852 for the Edwin Epps' family, this single story Creole cottage was originally located on Bayou Boeuf near Holmesville in Avoyelles Parish. Relocated to Bunkie, LA in 1976, the house was moved to the LSUA campus in 1999 and reconstructed. Formerly an overseer for Oakland Plantation, where LSUA stands today, Epps established himself as a planter and slave owner. Epps bought Solomon Northup in 1843 and owned him for ten years. Northup helped build the house. Master Epps was informed inside this house that Northup was a kidnaped free man who would return to his family in Glens Falls, New York. Northup tells of his experiences in his 1853 book, Twelve Years a Slave, which inspired a 1984 documentary, Solomon Northup's Odyssey, and a 2013 movie Twelve Years a Slave.
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|Date Added||Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 555830 N 3449109|
|Decimal Degrees||31.17468333, -92.41411667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 10.481', W 92° 24.847'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 10' 28.86" N, 92° 24' 50.82" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8215 Acorn Dr, Alexandria LA 71302, US|
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