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Louisiana has a lot of history. As locals, we know this. But it sure has been fun sharing some of our history with so many new visitors here for Miss USA. On Thursday, July 2, many Miss USA contestants visited the Myrtles Plantation in Saint Francisville.

Originally called Laurel Grove, the Myrtles Plantation was built in 1796 by General David Bradford. Legend has it that the ghost of the house is named Chloe. The 1950s, owner, Marjorie Munson, noticed strange things happening in the house. When she started asking around trying to figure out what was going on, she heard of a ghost named Chloe that lurked about the plantation. In 1992, the Myrtles was photographed and appearing in the photo was a young girl standing between two of the buildings on the plantation.

We didn’t spot Chloe during our visit, but contestants did enjoy a tour of the house, took a photo in the haunted mirror and enjoyed Southern hospitality at its finest.