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Texas – Louisiana – Missouri railroad connection

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October 26, 2014 by elhseven

Like many African American families, some of my folks who lived along Highway 71 got jobs as porters with Southern …
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What happened to George W. Hale’s slave, Airy?

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August 17, 2014 by elhseven

According to the Bureau of Land Management, George Washington Hale bought 477 acres between 1859 and 1860. A few years …
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Memorial Day

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May 26, 2014 by elhseven

I’m paying homage, in particular, to all of the African American gravestones of former soldiers who are buried in various …
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Tiger Oil and Gas Corporation

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April 24, 2014 by elhseven

Burton, Willie. 1994. On the Black side of Shreveport: a history. 2nd edition, Shreveport, LA: s.n.]. Out of print


Newton Smith

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April 24, 2014 by elhseven

Excerpt taken from: Burton, Willie. 1994. On the Black side of Shreveport: a history. 2nd edition, Shreveport, LA: s.n.]. Out …
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Early Settlers of Caddo Prairie Community

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March 23, 2014 by elhseven

The author of the excerpt below has written a thorough glimpse into the life of their early ancestors, the Hale …
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Lunn got away!

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February 23, 2014 by elhseven

Despite the danger, we continued to run towards freedom. We ran and joined the union troops, we ran towards Texas …
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Runaway slave advertisement by Mary D. Cane Alexander

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February 23, 2014 by elhseven

Advertisement source: The South-western. (Shreveport, La.), 20 Sept. 1854. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016483/1854-09-20/ed-1/seq-3/>


1850 Caddo Parish Slave Census

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February 23, 2014 by elhseven

The 1850 U.S. Federal Slave Schedule for Caddo Parish reported 5,763 slaves with 466 slaveowners. There are some slaveowners missing …
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1850 Bossier Parish Slave Census

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February 18, 2014 by elhseven

The 1850 U.S. Federal Slave Schedule for Bossier Parish reported 4,396 slaves with 295 slaveowners. There are some slaveowners missing …
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