African-American History Program
NACOGDOCHES- The C.L. Simon Recreation Center Gymnasium will be the site for this year’s African-American History Celebration on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:00 p.m. The event will feature a reenactment by community members of major events in African-American history. The program will also feature the Carpenter Elementary choir, Nacogdoches musicians and church choirs.
By Dana Goolsby
Uncertain, Texas- It’s hard to say which season I love photographing Caddo Lake the most. Every season offers unique views, and natural beauty is at its peak year round. But during the fall, when the mighty cypress tree forest turns yellow and orange, being on Caddo Lake is a mystical experience unmatched by any place on earth.
Jefferson’s Civil War History
By Jeff Campbell/Jeff In Jefferson
JEFFERSON- In the Steamboat days, when Jefferson was a trading partner with New Orleans and Shreveport, Jefferson was a strategic outpost during the Civil War. On Big Cypress Bayou, just east of downtown, the Confederate Army established an ordnance works. The ordnance works consisted of three powder magazines (only one is still standing), barracks, a warehouse and other out buildings.
Ammunition that was manufactured in Marshall and other Texas cities was brought to Jefferson, stored at the ordnance works and then transferred east to be used in battle. The ordnance works was built away from downtown in case there were any accidental explosions.