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By Glen Pitre

Shuttle the again roads that hug the bayous of Louisiana from Shreveport to Grand Isle. become aware of neglected haunts and certain museums during this pleasant trip alongside the rustic roads of Louisiana. a very good armchair learn in addition to the advisor that'll have you ever wandering off highways and poking via nice previous cities with plenty of historical past and tales.

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Camping fifty feet off trail is allowed. S. Route 165 sprouts a median, frontage roads, and motels, so let's end the chapter in these woods, atune to the night sounds. Come a little closer, Hon. Let me put my arm around you as we listen to the crickets and let our eyes adjust to the twilight. O. O. O. O. O. Box 8110, Alexandria, LA 71306 Page 12 Chapter 2 The Red River Valley From ALEXANDRIA to SHREVEPORT, via Bayou Rapides, Cane River, Natchitoches, and Mansfield, about a hundred and sixty miles, not counting a couple of optional spurs.

We yield 20,000 bales in a decent year," avows Thelma McCann, who conducts the free tour through the gin (call ahead). Big, roaring machines suck up field-dirty lint and out fluffs pristine white cotton. Fuzzy black seeds dance out of a chute underneath. "Nothing goes to waste. Seeds are pressed for oil. The residue's made into chicken feed. Leaves and trash rot into what we call black dirt. Good compost for gardens," Ms. McCann touts. "And free to anybody who'll haul it away. " In Cheneyville, a right at the light onto Klock Street leads through town and back to the bayou.

Box 8110, Alexandria, LA 71306 Page 12 Chapter 2 The Red River Valley From ALEXANDRIA to SHREVEPORT, via Bayou Rapides, Cane River, Natchitoches, and Mansfield, about a hundred and sixty miles, not counting a couple of optional spurs. Features antebellum homes, colonial sites, hiking trails, pecan orchards, battlefields, and a hidden chapel. Alexandria (usually shortened to ELL-ick) began in 1723 as the settlement Les Rapides. During low-water on the Red River, boats had to be off-loaded to get over limestone shoals here, then reloaded upstream.

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