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The AdvocateThe Advocate, August 4, 2014 - Sugarcane planter housed at museum

Leonard Julien tickled the ivories at night, teaching himself how to play the piano. By day, Julien farmed sugar cane, lamenting the slowness of planting the stalks by hand. Julien a Modeste farmer who died in 1994 liked music and he liked to tinker. He figured out an easier, simpler way to plant sugar cane, developing technology still in use today. READ THE STORY


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