The Red River Valley in Arkansas: Gateway to the Southwest

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The Red River's dramatic bend in southwestern Arkansas is the most distinctive characteristic along its 1,300 miles of eastern flow through plains, prairies and swamplands. This stretch of river valley has defined the culture, commerce and history of the region since the prehistoric days of the Caddo inhabitants. Centuries later, as the plantation South gave way to westward expansion, people found refuge and adventure along the area's trading paths, military roads, riverbanks, rail lines and highways. This rich heritage is why the Red River in Arkansas remains a true gateway to the Southwest. Author Robin Cole-Jett deftly navigates the history and legacy of one of the Natural State's most precious treasures.
ISBN: 9781626191730
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arkansas
Series: Landmarks
Images: 52
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robin Cole-Jett teaches history at North Central Texas College. She is the author of three books and runs , History Where the South meets the West. Robin lives in Lewisville, Texas.
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