A History of Navigation on Cypress Bayou and the Lakes (Google eBook)
Publisher Fact Sheet Bagur examines water transportation & the natural & socioeconomic factors that affected it in Northwest Louisiana, East Texas, & the Red River.
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Wartime Navigation 186165
Seasons of Celebration 186671
Triumph of the Railroads 187275
The Raft Destroyed
Twilight of the Steamboats
The Cypress Bayou and Waterway Project
In Search of a Landing
Steamboats at Work
advertised Albany appears April August bales of cotton Bayou Pierre beef Bend Benton Bluff boats Bois d'Arc built cabin Caddo Lake Capt captain carried Cincinnati commercial Corps County Coushatta cutroad Cypress Bayou Daily Picayune December distributaries downstream dredge Engineers export February feet Ferry Fleta Fort Towson freight Hamilton County Harrison County improvements inches indicates January Jim's Bayou June Lama Lizzie Lotus Louisiana low water March market area Marshall merchants miles Monterey Mooringsport Natchitoches navigation record operated Orleans Packery packet passengers Port Caddo ports and landings raft removal rail railroad reports Republic of Texas September Shreve Shreveport and Jefferson Sibley Smithland Soda Lake Sodo Source South-Western steamboat steamboat activity steamer sternwheeler stumps survey Swanson's Landing Texas Republican tons town trade transport trips to Jefferson Twelvemile Bayou upper Red River upstream village water levels west of Shreveport wharf Withenbury Woodruff wreck
Page 32 - Two years ago they had the measles, of which several more of them died. They formerly lived on the south bank of the river, by the course of the river 375 miles higher up, at a beautiful prairie, which has a clear lake of good water in the middle of it, surrounded by a pleasant and fertile country, which had been the residence of their ancestors from time immemorial.
Page 59 - The game we live on is going farther off, and the white man is coming near to us; and is not our condition getting worse daily? Then why lament for the loss of that which yields us nothing but misery? Let us be wise then, and get all we can for it, and not wait till the white man steals it away, little by little, and then gives...
Page 42 - The first year they moved there the small pox got amongst them and destroyed nearly one half of them -, it was in the winter season, and they practised plunging into the creek on the first appearance of the eruption, and died in a few hours. Two years ago they had the measles, of which several more of them died.
Page 43 - Caddoques complain of the Choctaws encroaching upon their country ; call them lazy, thievish, &c. There has been a misunderstanding between them for several years, and small hunting parties kill one another when they meet. The Caddos raise corn, beans, pumpkins, &c. but the land on which they now live is prairie, of a white clay soil, very flat : their crops are subject to injury either by too wet or too dry a season. They have horses, but few of any other domestic...
Page 15 - Shrevcport had converted its bottom lands into reservoirs known as Fairy, Sodo, and Cross lakes. Before the work for its improvement between Shreveport, La., and Jefferson, Tex., commenced, navigation was difficult and dangerous by reason of bars and leaning timber in the bayou proper, and snags, stumps...