Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint Part V

          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

Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint part IV

          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

Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint part III

          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

Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint Part II

          Fifteen miles on the way from Red River to Ouachitta we pass Big Creek, affording the most delightful angling and the greatest supply of fine fish of any stream I have seen.  I believe you have read a work of mine, entitled “Recollections of the last Ten Years,” &c., where the pleasures I experienced … Continue reading Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint Part II

A Travel Diary of an 1835 Trip up the Ouachita River

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend training in Washington, DC.  A day of my classes was to be held at the Library of Congress.  I searched their online catalog for any unique items they may have for Ouachita parish and I found this little booklet.  So, when we broke for … Continue reading A Travel Diary of an 1835 Trip up the Ouachita River

Monroe’s Riverfront in 1907.

I love this one!  The water was incredibly low during the summer of 1907.  Can you imagine wading across the Ouachita?  The big building in the foreground is Ouachita National Bank and Central Savings Bank and Trust Company building built the year before on Grand Street.  It would  be torn down the 70's.  The building … Continue reading Monroe’s Riverfront in 1907.