A Description of the Ouachita Post in 1806

In 1803 the United States purchased from France a huge tract of land that included present day Louisiana. A few years later, the rest of the country was still curious about this wild frontier that was now a part of their country. Several written accounts, especially after the Lewis and Clark and Hunter and Dunbar … Continue reading A Description of the Ouachita Post in 1806

1797 Map of the Maison Rouge Tract

Tulane University has some treasures. My boss brought this one to my attention: https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:12330 It is a copy of a map done in 1797 showing the Maison Rouge land grants along the Ouachita River. Quite prominent in the map is Fort Miro along with various bayous and rivers you may recognize. You can click on … Continue reading 1797 Map of the Maison Rouge Tract