I found the above drawing of the layout for Fort Miro in our vertical files. A newspaper clipping in another file showed the same drawing and states it was found in the archives in Seville, Spain by Dr. Russ Williams. He redrew the original to better show the details.
I don't know why this stuck out for me. Maybe it is because I have such a deep interest in cemeteries. I have loved them since I was a kid. All the stories for all the people buried in them just fascinate me. Anyway, I was reading the book on the 1975 excavation of where … Continue reading The Excavation of the Fort Miro Site and a Forgotten Grave
I have just discovered a great little website called 64 Parishes. I encourage you to explore it and see what is there! It seems Kelby Ouchley wrote a great article on it about Fort Miro! https://64parishes.org/entry/fort-miro Do check out the website and see what is there. I did a search on the word Ouachita and … Continue reading Fort Miro
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
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