North Caddo Parish

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In 1835, the United States purchased close to one million acres of land from the Caddo Confederacy of Native Americans; the Louisiana portion became known as Caddo Parish. The Indian agency's protection of that land delayed the settlement of the parishfor 25 years or more after it began in other parts of Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. The Red River logjam that existed for a few hundred years backed up bayous, which in return created navigable streamsand lakes. The uplands contained massive stands of virgin timbers and bountiful fruit, berries, fish, and game. The first land patents were sold in 1841, and by 1850, the area was known as Caddo Prairie. For a majority of the next 100 years, steamboat traffic, homesteaders, plantations, subsistence farmers, logging operations, entrepreneurs, and a building boom brought on by the railroad and oil industries uniquely melded to define local, cultural history. Today three towns and five villages are located in north Caddo Parish, while the memories of 10 historic communities remain strong.
ISBN: 9780738552828
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Sam Collier is a retired army officer and aerospace engineer. He currently serves as a board director of the Historical Society of North Caddo and has held the position for 10 years, serving as its president for six years prior. In 2000, he self-published the first history written specifically about the area: Terrapin Neck, Frog Level, Horseshoe, Historic Northern Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Volume I.
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