King’s Map of the Red River in Louisiana (1806)

Map of the Red River in Louisiana

King's Map of the Red River in Louisiana (1806)
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Date: 1806
Author: Nicholas King
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Source: Library of Congress
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Map of the Red River, as drawn from sources gathered during the Freeman-Custis Expedition of 1806.

An interesting footnote to the region. There existed from the 1200AD until the 1830s a permanent, unnavigable log-jam on the Red River that came to be known as the Great Raft which extended, at one point, for 165 miles (250 km). A man named Henry Miller Shreve (for whom the town of Shreveport was named) made it more-or-less a life's work to clear it out.



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