The above photos show the same scene along the Ouachita River a little over a month apart. It shows how wildly river levels fluctuated before the locks and dams were put in and the river dredged! The photos came from the Ouachita Pelican yearbook of 1915.
Photo Number 80 - Ouachita Parish Public Library Collection And to go along with yesterday's photo, the above photo was also taken in 1919 during the low water. On the back is written, "Ouachita River when very low. 1919 Facing S. to Columbia. Copy of original taken by May Read."
Photo #42, Ouachita Parish Public Library Collection The above photo is part of the Library's collection of area photos. It shows two people standing in a canoe on the bank of a river. Enclosed with the photo is a letter from the above lady, Mae Lucky, explaining what it is about. "The enclosed kodak picture … Continue reading Summer, 1919 – The Year The Ouachita River Ran Dry
This sort of Arcadian simplicity and equality at Ouachitta is a transmitted remain of the olden days of the country, that is, forty or fifty years since. I was exceedingly amused with the freshness of the picture of the manners prevailing at that period, as drawn by Judge Bry. Even so late as when … Continue reading Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint part VI
Judge Bry has ennobled the ordinary money-getting pursuit of a planter, by directing it by science, experiment, and taste ; and as he is one of the most thriving of his class in the country, he is an example that theory and science are not, as planters are too ready to suppose, incompatible with … Continue reading Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint Part V
The soil on the surface is generally light, fertile, and of a black colour, except in the oaklands, where it is whitish, and rather stiff and meagre clay. At intervals we see masses of those triturated marine shells mixed with the soil, which constitute such a geological puzzle to the investigation of the dwellers, … Continue reading Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint part IV
Bayley’s, a tavern where you have stopped, is intermediate between Harrisonburg and Monroe, and is a noted stopping place on the Ouachita. The situation is lonely but beautiful. A small prairie spreads just above his house, which is at no great distance from the bluff, at the foot of which, in the alluvion, he … Continue reading Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint part III