Tragedy on the Atchafalaya: The Wreck of the Buckeye and DeSoto

In February of 1844, Ouachita Parish residents were excited to learn the great Whig orator, Henry Clay was coming to speak in New Orleans.  The fastest and easiest way to get to New Orleans was on board a steamboat.  The steamboat Buckeye was selected by Ouachita citizens and it was a happy and jovial group … Continue reading Tragedy on the Atchafalaya: The Wreck of the Buckeye and DeSoto