A large oak tree saved the lives of three people in Bay St Louis during Hurricane Katrina. The three clung to the tree as a 40ft tidal surge raged around them. The oak did not survive, but its history lives on in the form of a sculpture – carved from the oak and gracefully soaring toward the sky beside the bay.
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Housed partially within several stainless steel pods designed by Frank Gehry (on a bad day, according to one local), this small museum complex celebrates…