Steamboats on Red River

Red River Historian Robin Cole-Jett will visit Natchitoches again to conduct at talk entitled; “Steaming up and down the Red River” which will highlight all sorts of boats going up and down the Red River in the 19th century. Starting with pirogues and ending with barge traffic, Robin will use historic images, maps, newspapers, and first-hand accounts to explain the history of packet travel along the historic river, with some special attention paid to wreckage in the waters. Robin Cole-Jett is a writer and historian from Denton and Grayson counties, Texas. For almost 20 years, she has been researching all aspects of the history of the Red River – Where the South meets the West – for her website and for her books. A graduate from both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, Robin now works as a Site Interpreter for the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site in Denison, Texas. Her next book on Ghost Towns along the Red River will be out soon. 

This event will be held Sat May 25th 11 am to 12:30 pm at Grand Ecore Visitor’s Center north of Natchitoches.

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