Thought you might want to take a virtual tour of the Tennessee River and
its history , since so many of our ancestors left tracks crossing it,
living on it, or coming down it to the Red River mouth then across to
Shreveport or Caddo Lake by log barges & later by paddlewheel flat bottom
Now, for a question: Natchitoches, La. was built on the Cane river as the
oldest French port on the Mississippi watershed and was used during the
Civil War and before as a port on a trail leading to Nacodoches, Texas
and Old San Antonio Road (OSR on roadsigns above Bryan, Texas).
Now . when was the earthquake on the Mississippi? Wasn't it in 1700's?
Didn't the log jam it caused block traffic on the Miss. until after the
Civil War wnen Ammo was used to blast it? or, was the Mississippi or
Morganza floodway always open to flat bottonm rafts? Th White and
Arkansas rivers enter the Miss above the Red River. Where was the log
Charles A. Wyly