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Caddo Trace

Hunting and trade route for area between Arkansas and Red Rivers; used by Caddo Indians, who occupied the northeast corner of Texas and adjacent states. Like many Indian trails, it was later usurped ...

  • texas
  • native amercan

Caddo Indian Communities in the Cypress Creek Drainage

Comprised of various groups with distinct dialects and customs, the people known today as the Caddo once occupied a region that included parts of present Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas ...

  • texas
  • native american...

First Baptist Church of Paris

In 1854, the Rev. Willis M. Pickett and six charter members formed the Union Baptist Church of Paris. Remaining in its original location, the church grew dramatically, eventually becoming First ...

  • texas
  • church

McCuistion Home

Built 1858 as a story and a half home by early doctor, A.S.Johnson. Remodeled 1907. Occupied in 1916 by Dr. L.P. McCuistion (1869-1947), 57 years a physician, who founded the Sanitarium of Paris in ...

  • texas

First Ice Factory in Texas

Site of the First Ice Factory In Texas Established by Boyle and Scott about 1875. Sold ice at ten cents per pound, B.J. Benefield delivered it. The plant was later moved to Harrisburg.

  • texas
  • commerce

Harrison County

Formed from Shelby County Created January 28, 1839 Organized June 12, 1842 Named in honor of Jonas Harrison A pioneer statesman of New Jersey who came to Texas in 1820 A member of the ...

  • texas
  • county

Site of an Early Bell Foundry

Site of an Early Bell Foundry From a log blacksmith shop in 1854 grew a bell foundry owned by G. A. Kelly which manufactured cowbells widely used by pioneer ox-team freighters. Later the Kelly plow, ...

  • texas
  • commerce

Historic Roadside Park

The picnic area on US 80 in Harrison County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department -- now Texas Department of Transportation. Constructed in the early 1940's, this park ...

  • texas
  • park


Home to the Caddo Indians for centuries, this area of Texas attracted Anglo-American colonists to settle here in the early 1800s. Founded in 1839, Jefferson developed along a double-grid ...

  • texas


Named for George Addison Kelly - Died 1909 - Proprietor of an early foundry which cast cow bells widely used bu ox-team freighters. After 1860 his factory turned out the first modern plows used in ...

  • texas
  • towns

Indian Village

In 1699 Bienville visited the Colapissa Indians who lived in this area. The Indians called the Pearl River "Taleatcha" ("rock river") because of pearls found in shells from its waters. The ...

  • louisiana
  • native american

Parish Courthouse

Barn 100 feet east marks site of first justice seat for Washington Parish. It served as Courthouse from March 1820, until removed to present site in 1823, with Col. Thomas C. Warner as presiding ...

  • louisiana

Bayou Boruf Elementary

On March 27th.. 2004. the Bayou Boeuf Elementary "Little Red School House" celebrated its 100th year of service and was named the "Denise C. Borne Memorial School House" in honor of Mrs. ...

  • louisiana
  • education

Arthur Chevrolet

Arthur Chevrolet 1884-1946 Two-Time Veteran of the Indianapolis 500 In these hallowed grounds, The exact location unknown, Rests Arthur Chevrolet

  • louisiana
  • sports

Beth Israel Cemetery

Jewish community flourished in Woodville 1820-1920. Est. cemetery 1848. Synagouge built on Natchez St. 1878, rebuilt 1896, burned 1930’s. Jewish community enriched Town’s economic/artistic life.

  • mississippi
  • religion

USS Essex (ex. New Era)

Built: 1856 Acquired: 1861 Commissioned: 15 October 1861 Tonnage: 355 tons Dimensions: 1862: 198.5' x 58' x 6.8' Machinery: Center wheel, (2) engines, (4) boilers; Speed: 5.5 knots Crew Complement: ...

  • louisiana
  • civil war

Port Hudson National Cemetery

Fall of Port Hudson In May 1863, Union Gen. Nathaniel Banks landed 30,000 soldiers at Bayou Sara north of Port Hudson. A force of 7,500 men commanded by Confederate Gen. Franklin Gardner held the ...

  • louisiana
  • cemetery

Joseph R. Biden, Jr Station

    Wilmington Station

      The C E Hudspeth Redwood

      • 1922
      • no redwood


      The motor-powered boat that replaced the skiff in the basin was the bateau. It was also commonly called a "gas-boat," " joe-boat," and a " john- boat." It is a long, heavy, flat-bottomed boat, with a ...

      • louisiana

      Cardiff Castle

      Cardiff Castle's history began with the first Roman fortress built in the 1st C. The Norman Conquest in the 11th C. brought impressive fortifications. In the 19th C. the apartments were extended for ...

      • wales
      • castle

      Lawrence Taylor Busch

        Wixom-Wire House

        This house was built in the early 1850s by Lucy Wixom, widow of Ahijah Wixom, one of the town’s founders. Its first residents were the Reverend and Mrs. Samuel Wire. He was the pastor of the Free ...

        • michigan
        • michigan histor...

        John Almon Starr / Saginaw Trail

        John Almon Starr (1828-1895) and his wife, Nancy Quick (1831-1895), built this house in 1868 from bricks fired in Almon’s tile factory. Almon and his parents had emigrated to Michigan from Richmond, ...

        • michigan
        • michigan histor...