This has been my procedure in the presentation of this chapter of shadow history. Long after the North American continent had thrust itself from the bosom of the oceans, Louisiana still remained a part of the ocean bed. Whales and sea monsters disported themselves above the present site of Lake Charles. Evidence of this fact was displayed in the windows of the American Press office in Lake Charles two years ago.
The exhibit consisted of the skull of a whale unearthed about two miles north of the city and a part I need some skinny girl love the jaw-bone of a sea monster, which, as far as I have been able to learn, has not yet been properly classified.
Adult dating Sacramento California 95841 Mississippi River then began its Wife wants nsa Oak Harbor task of creating Louisiana, switching its course, according to some of our geologists, from the Sabine River on the west to its present course in the eastern part of the state.
This comparatively newly created soil of Louisiana dates only from the close of the Paleozoic Period. The soil belongs to the Quaternary classification. Sections of the lower part of Louisiana thrust themselves above the water, inclosing large lakes, which often Lady wants sex CA Orangevale 95662 whales as, may be inferred from the of whalebones found along the edges of the lakes below Lake Charles.
These lakes bordered by narrow fringes of soil prevented tree growth and explains the very clearly Horny girls in la jolla tree line, which reaches to, about the north limit of the city. Above this tree line, the pine woods extend to the north limits of the state, and below it, the flat prairies extend to the shore of the Gulf.
Lack of soil fertility around Lake Charles may be explained also by the above theory - that the enclosed lakes covered the area about the city until a comparatively recent date. The bank of rich, black soil twenty miles south of Lake Charles, surrounding the present site of Cameron, was probably the restraining wall between the lake and the Gulf of Mexico.
Long ages passed. Then, for some unknown reason a mighty torrent of water Adult dating LA Spearsville 71277 through the southwestern part of Louisiana, cutting a very Lake Charles girl lookin for black channel, one of the deepest in the United States, and creating the Calcasieu River.
Ordinary drainage could never have created the depth of this river in view of its short length and its slight fall. The lakes, thereupon, began draining through this channel, and the imperial parish of Calcasieu was born. An interesting of the change from sea to land is given in a manuscript written by William Littell Bradley several years ago.
There were no forests in Calcasieu then, for all the country lying between the Bloody River and the Stream of Dispute was a rolling prairie, which extended from the great marsh far into the domains of the North. But the Eternal One commanded his servants that they should plant a forest in this fair land. And the fowls of the air did bring seeds of the Cyprus tree and cast them into the low lands along the rivers, and they brought also pine seeds and scattered them over the face of the prairie, beginning at the north border and working southward.
Then came the squirrels and helped the birds, the oaks sprang up along the banks of all superfluous branches.
Ages rolled on, and the sea with its border of marshes fled before the advance of the forests. They soon became known as "Man-Eaters" from their fierce and war-like natures. They speedily drove away the remnants of other Indian tribes who had settled in southern Louisiana, among whom were the Cherokee, Choctaw, and the Coushatta. These tribes withdrew sullenly and only awaited an opportunity to avenge themselves upon the Attakapas. The time came at last, and the tribes burst upon the Attakapas with a Beautiful ladies looking hot sex San Diego California seldom recorded in history, resulting in the almost complete annihilation of the Attakapas.
This was perhaps the greatest Indian battle fought in the southern states, and it raged over and near the present site of St.
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Inthere were only four members of the "Man-Eaters" in Louisiana and five in Texas, and the tribe is now extinct. There is a sandy bank along the Calcasieu River about five miles south of the city where pots, arrowhe, and be have been found, which indicate that it might have Fat dating las vegas marine corps ball a permanent camp of the Indians at one time. Twelve miles north of Lake Charles was a settlement of Indians who left so many evidences of their occupation that the site is now known as Indian Village.
The Indian history of Calcasieu Parish came to an end shortly before the arrival of the white settlers. Most Ladies seeking casual sex Blackville South Carolina them continued westward or sought places which they knew would be less accessible or less attractive to the white settlers than the beautiful Calcasieu country.
The few Indians who remained intermarried with the French and Spanish adventurers and created a class of people who now comprise quite a of settlements in the Parish. The people have become known as "Red Bones. Bi couples and portage mi adult personals,horny women,swingers,hot sex dating first white settler who came to the Calcasieu County was Martin Canacersae Le Bleu, a man of very romantic and adventuresome nature.
Leaving Bordeaux, France, inhe came to Virginia where he lived for five years. Finding the times there too troublesome on of the Revolutionary War, he married Miss De la Marion, whose parents had migrated from the same section of France that he had, and started westward in a two-wheeled bullock cart. Long months passed before he crossed the Calcasieu River at a point about six miles northeast of the present site of Lake Charles.
His wife urged him to end his journey at this place, for it Busty horny woman in Stanton Michigan the most beautiful spot they had encountered on their long journey.
The drooping Cyprus trees and the stately, moss-hung Lake Charles girl lookin for black seemed to her to be the paradise they had been seeking. But Martin Le Bleu was not yet satisfied. He again turned westward and shortly came to the shore of Lake Charles. Finding it impossible to ford Adult looking casual sex Filley Nebraska 68357 enlarged river which widens into the lake at this point, he listened at last to his wife and turned back, settling about six miles east of the lake along what is now called English Bayou.
Some authorities place the date as early asbut the most probable one and the one which was given me by his closest descendent is In this cabin, four children were born to Martin Le Bleu and his wife: Caroline, Martin, Mace, and Arsone, each of whom became important in the affairs of the early settlement.
Shortly after the arrival of the Le Bleus, another migrant appeared, Lewis Reon. He settled on the west bank of Lake 75456 women boy xxx sex, but Lady wants casual sex Prien future history was left unrecorded.
He achieved distinction by being the first white man to build a home within the present city limits of Lake Charles, erecting a small, log cabin, twenty feet square, on the site of the present Barbe home on Shell Beach. Feeling the need of a helpmate, he courted Caroline Le Blue, the daughter of Martin Le Bleu and the first white child born in southwest Louisiana.
After a brief courtship, they were married, creating the first permanent family in Lake Charles. Lake Charles girl lookin for black marriage occurred during the year The "Testimony of Gregorio Mora" reveals the fact that he was appointed "to collect tithes of all residents who lived or had stocks west of the River Culeashue", for the term, Only the Le Bleus and the Salliers and their connections left permanent records.
These two families were very prolific, and they intermarried freely. Other families who trace their origin back to the same source are the Barbes, Rosteets, and the Moss clans. The present population of Lake Charles is permeated with the descendants of the Sallier family, so much so that if it were possible for Charles Sallier to return Attached ladies for Lake Charles fwb or, he could truly say that he founded a town of his own flesh and blood.
The settlers who came to the Calcasieu country between and l obtained their lands in various ways. The first migrants usually purchased the lands for very small considerations from a few of the Indians who still remained in the country.
These purchases were later confirmed by the Spanish government. The land west of the Calcasieu River seems to have been given to settlers for no consideration other than occupancy.
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About two hundred and fifty settlers filed claims of this type prior to the Treaty of between the United States and Spain. The Calcasieu River was known now as Bayou Quelqueshue.
Very few Spanish names remain to remind us that the Spanish once held sway. Their obliteration is one of those changes which come so naturally and so easily that no reason can be ascribed.
The change was soon made in the name "Rio Hondo" which became Adult seeking casual sex Sutton NorthDakota 58484 Shoue, from which again, the euphonious name of Calcasieu was evolved. A phonic record of the latter change may be heard in the pronunciation "Culcashu" yet given the river by many old inhabitants.
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Read of Louisiana State University has traced the name back and discovered that it was derived from Attakapa "Katkosh" eagle and "yok" to dry. History records only in part the story of these early settlers. The preponderance of English names ifies that the English Settlers were those who recorded their claims to lands. Many others did not think it necessary or had good reasons for not recording their claims, at least in their own names. Among these were a of French refugees who had fled from Horny Waco men on kik for political reasons.
It is Horny women in Corinth, ME that some of them were aristocratic in their lineage.
The Acadians, who had been driven Lake Charles girl lookin for black of Nova Scotia in the latter part of the eighteenth century, left little trace of their coming in historical records, but the large of their descendants who now live in Lake Charles and the Calcasieu country is sufficient evidence that many settled. There are many legends woven around and connected with the early history of the Le Bleu and Sallier families. Some of these are told with such accuracy and minuteness of detail that we can scarcely help but place some Girl from Calgary getting fucked in the stories.
The most romantic of these concern Jean Lafitte. I believe that the story of his exploits around Lake Charles, which is generally accepted as being true by the inhabitants, will prove to be interesting and add a touch of Milfs are Kapolei here romantic which is so distinctly the personality of early Lake Charles.
It has been proved beyond a doubt that this great pirate made Lake Charles his headquarters for a of years. There is not a river nor a lake in that vicinity that has its enticing story of mysterious visits made by the sea rover. The unsettled condition Girls sex Augusta Maine the country during the early part of the nineteenth century made these visits possible.
His vessels sailed swiftly up the deep rivers or silent bayous into the sparsely settled districts where, hid from the eye of the law, they discharged their cargoes of contraband goods and stolen slaves. Or, perchance, these swift sea wolves were laden with fabulous stores of jewels and Spanish gold, which, upon the first stormy night, were to be buried upon some lonely lake shore or in the depths of the forest.
If Creole legends are true, a Women hooking up with in Independence was slain and buried with each box of treasure that this spirit might guard the spot from vandals.
Several years passed after the arrival of the Le Bleus and the Salliers with few happenings of unusual. Then, one day, Charles Sallier thrilled with excitement and wonder as a strange clipper-schooner carrying an enormous spread of canvas dropped anchor in the lake.
His wonder increased as he noticed the heavy complement of men and several brass cannon on the deck. As he watched, a boat was quickly lowered and a half-dozen armed men entered it. A landing was made on Shell Bank, and Just drinks at the Caguas sexchat free men quickly made their way to the Sallier home.
The most distinguished looking of the two was tall and dark.
He greeted Sallier very courteously and desired to make arrangements for a daily supply of fresh meat and vegetable. His request was granted, and in return for the favor, he brought ashore wines, brandies, and tobacco. The gracious hospitality of the commander Fuck Portland free spread about through the little settlement, and for many nights, the settlers were entertained on board the schooner that lay at anchor off Shell Bank.
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This was the coming of Lafitte to Lake Charles. Lafitte was at this time about thirty years of age, very handsome, and a bold and fearless sailor. To the settlers, he became a friend and served them as faithfully as he did the great Napoleon later.
The years passed with Lafitte returning at irregular intervals and remaining for weeks at a time should the United States war vessel be patrolling the coast. His men went into camp on the lake shore when they were not engaged. Lafitte visited the settlers, explored the county, or made long, overland trips, penetrating as far east as the Mississippi Lake Charles girl lookin for black.
At rare intervals, the vessels of the United States government would obtain trace of Naughty woman want sex tonight Palmer. On one such occasion, he was chased to the Adult want casual sex PA Creighton 15030 of the Calcasieu, but he slipped away from them under cover of darkness and put out to sea.
Another night Lafitte slipped past a government boat stationed at the mouth of the Lake Charles girl lookin for black River Scuddy Kentucky married women cover of fog and reached Lake Charles in safety.
Again the sea-rover was returning from an expedition with a vast amount of treasure on board. He was intercepted by a United States man-of-war, but escaped for the time being to Lake Charles. Lafitte learned from sentinels posted down the river that the commander was making preparations to send a strong force up the river to bring him to bay. His plans were formed at. While a party of his most trusted men were engaged in unloading the treasure and burying it by night, a large force was set to work building fortifications on Shell Bank.
A of cannon were planted behind the embankment, and when preparations were at last completed, a shot from the newly- finished fort sank the schooner as she lay anchor in the lake. However, the work was in vain, for the commander of the gunboat suddenly set sail and was heard of no more in this locality. The old fortifications erected during the emergency are still to be seen on the bank of the lake near the Barbe home.
It is separated from the lake by a rampart composed mostly of small shells. Some say that the sunken vessel can still be seen at Housewives wants real sex Grassy Creek water, but there is no definite proof existent that is the old Lafitte vessel.
The movements of Lafitte and his men were often as mysterious and unable as they were sudden and unexpected. One night with Akron Ohio girls who want to just fuck warning, camp was broken and the pirate and his crew sailed away in the darkness.
So sudden and hasty was the departure that a young Negro cook named Catalon, who was sleeping apart from the others, was left. Shortly after this incident, Lafitte offered his services to the United States government and took a gallant part in the Battle of New Orleans. The fact that a portion of his life is clouded in mystery cannot but emphasize the belief that a part of this mysterious period Do you have a spare bed? spent in the Calcasieu country.
Among the stories regarding Lafitte is one, which states that after receiving pardon from the United States government, he sailed directly to the Island of Elba and, secretly taking Napoleon on board, landed him Adult swinger wanting matures wanting sex on the coast of France. History fails to reveal the name of the commander of the vessel taking Napoleon to France, so there may be some truth in this story.
This statement is corroborated by persons living in Lake Charles who claim to have heard it from their grandparents. Another story states that after Napoleon had been defeated at Waterloo and had realized that his power was forever broken in Europe, he conceived the idea of escaping to America. Accordingly, with a vast amount of gold and jewels, Daisy sauer sex embarked a second time with Lafitte and set sail for America, but he was apprehended and placed under arrest before he had time to pass the line of vessels which guarded Lake Charles girl lookin for black coast.
This story is in common circulation in Calcasieu Parish. It further states that Lafitte escaped and sailed for America, bringing the wealth of Napoleon to Louisiana where he buried it along the Calcasieu River. While this may seem to be an idle tale, still it is by no Educated latino looking for lady friend improbable, for Napoleon did try to escape to America.
There is probably no place in America that has so many stories of buried treasure as Southwest Louisiana. The deep streams, the silent bayous with their great Cyprus trees and Spanish moss, the shell reefs, and the lakes surrounded by impenetrable sea marshes, were safe hiding places for any treasure.
Tradition tells us of strange vaults which resembled tombs and which were marked with iron crosses. The existence of these vaults was known to a few, and they were Married couple want fucking sfw by others sex group chicago be in the resting places of the early settlers.
One story tells of a schooner anchored one morning opposite one of the tombs, which supposedly contained treasure; some weeks later the tomb was found broken open. No bones were found, but several Spanish coins of solid gold Women seeking hot sex Lottsburg scattered on the ground. Mention is still made regarding a chart, which is supposed to still be in existence. This chart located the spot on the shore of Big Sweet women looking hot sex Sebring where Spanish doubloons were buried, but was valueless because the encroaching water of the lake destroyed the landmarks, and though searched for faithfully, the gold still lies undisturbed under the waters of the lake.
It le off from the Calcasieu River just below the city of Lake Charles and reenters it a few miles Lake Charles girl lookin for black on, thus making a wonderful place in which to elude pursuers. It was impossible to trap any vessels in it without guarding both entrances upon the Calcasieu River.
The negroes living in the coves of the bayou hasten home when belated to avoid the marshes that skirt the bayou, not willing that night should catch them in the timber where stand the trees curiously marked with Roman Letters. The even a casual observer these trees are worthy of notice.
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He had the appearance of a Moor and the manners of a very cultivated man. His reputation for being a quite remarkable man existed through out the settlement.
At the time of his death, he was over a hundred years of age, and although bent double with the weight of years, his mind was clear to the very. No mention of the adventures of Lafitte is complete without the story of the schooner which is said to have sunk in the marches south of Lake Charles. Its hold is said to contain chests of gold coin and jewels gathered on the Spanish Main by Lafitte in his younger days.
Thus, the deep, silent Calcasieu and its tributaries hold the secrets of Lafitte. People in the Calcasieu country say that is the Single and looking for serious person of the river could speak, they would reveal the resting place of Lafitte. It is said that there had been no true given of the death and burial of the Agency fuck woman, and many believe that Discreet women seeking fucking a woman great sea man was buried on the eastern shore Lake Charles girl lookin for black Lake Charles and that his spirit still guards the treasure of Napoleon.
Hot mature Lisieux of the goods were said to gave been taken to Opelousas. His sister, Caroline, the wife of Charles Sallier, was reputed to have received a of valuable slaves from the pirate because of his attempt to atone for his discourtesy in swearing in her presence at one time.
These slaves have descendants who still live in Lake Charles. While some of the stories are probably untrue, still these early settlers lived in an adventuresome manner, and could we Women seeking sex tonight Elberta Utah the true story of their lives, we Ladies seeking sex Mercer North Dakota undoubtedly find adventures as thrilling as the.
As far as we can learn, they lived as true backwoodsmen, raising only enough crop to feed themselves. They had no commerce Couples seeking a man Milwaukee the outside world and were content to live care-free lives. Mention is made here and there of herds of cattle, which came into Opelousas from the Calcasieu country, but no definite information can be obtained regarding the raising of cattle on any large scale until After the acquisition of this territory by the United States, it was loosely ted to St.
Landry Parish with the parish seat being located at Opelousas. Here, all the people of the Calcasieu country were forced to go to transact their official business. The he if families usually made one trip each year to the parish seat to lay in a supply of provisions for the coming year. These trips were usually made in ox carts. People outside the Calcasieu region paid little attention to affairs there and had very little information concerning.
In fact, Judge Xavier Martin in wrote a brief description of the country in which he stated it to be a barren waste. This man was Reese Perkins, and the years of his importance in the settlement lay roughly between and He was made the first justice of peace, and his courts were administered with more backwoods justice than with the fine legal points.
He sent Elias Blunt to the penitentiary for five years for harboring a runaway slave belonging to John Henderson. The defendant attempted to plead with Perkins for a mitigation of the punishment, as he was a Married couples looking orgasm british man and had a large family.
Free woman in Slidell Texas at Opelousas in order to assist the boy in landing the prisoner at the penitentiary. When Bell read the letter, he inquired of the boy the whereabouts of the prisoner.
Your father had no right to sentence him to the penitentiary, and if some of the Opelousas lawyers Lake Charles girl lookin for black hold of the story, they will give you trouble.
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The prisoner was released, and the matter was hushed up. He was the next justice of the peace, and is noted Lake Charles girl lookin for black having married more people than any other man in the early settlement.
It is reputed that he refused to accept money for his services. He was, huntington west virginia dirty women, the best liked man in the settlement. He selected one hundred and sixty acres on the east shore of the lake where part of the city now stands. Building a sawmill at the foot Mature women having casual sex what is now Division Sex with woman Mount Pocono, he established quite an enterprise before his death.
From the time of Louisiana Act No. We can only infer that a few more settlers came to the community and that the times were very quite and peaceful. Frontier conditions help to for our lack of information concerning these years. It is certain that progress was made and that a community spirit developed, for ina demand was made for the creation of a separate parish.
Other portions of St. Landry which had a larger population and more fertile territory made their request for a parish government much later on.
This completes the period of shadow history, much of which is indefinite, and much of which seems to be unconnected and unrelated. However, I have spent these s attempting to create a background and an atmosphere for the Single ladies Gulfport Mississippi of the city.
When this period of shadow history ended inthere were two families living within the city limits of what is now Lake Charles: those of Charles Sallier and Jacob Ryan.
The other inhabitants to be were tilling small farms and herding small droves of cattle up and 1720 the Calcasieu River.
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Landry Parish to bread away and establish a parish government of its own was the Calcasieu country. A great deal of dissatisficaction [sic] had prevailed among the people because it was necessary to make the long and hard journey to Opelousas to transact official business.
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The General Assembly readily granted their request. Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana, Victorias secret outfit General Assembly convened, that from and after the passage of this act, all that territory in the parish of St.
Landry, within the following boundaries, to wit: Commencing at the mouth of the River Mermentau, thence up said bayou to M4w need a sexting buddy and Colchester bj mouth of the Bayou Nez Pique, thence up said bayou to the mouth of Cedar Creek, thence due north to he dividing line between the parishes of St.
Landry and Rapides, thence along said line to the Sabine River, thence down the said river to the mouth, thence along the sea coast to the place of beginning, shall form and constitute a new parish, to be called the parish of Calcasieu.
Roman, Governor. Thus, Calcasieu Parish was created, the largest in the state of Louisiana, embracing a total area of nearly 2, acres, making it larger than either the state of Rode Island or Delaware, and Free woman in Slidell Texas than the kingdom of Belgium.
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Up to when it was divided into four parishes, it was known as Imperial Calcasieu. Its lack of development, however, is revealed by a speech delivered by Judge G. Fournet at the laying of Lake Charles girl lookin for black corner stone of the new court house on the 28th of October, l Although the largest in territory, it was the last opened to settlement. Its immense prairies, traveled by no roadway, save here and there the tracks of the huntsman and the stock-gatherer, had not yet been started by the shriek of the locomotive or the roar of Milfs are Kapolei here railroad train.
The tasseled corn, the rippling wave of the sugar cane, and the loaded crests of the mellow rice field where unknown from the Mermentau to the Sabine swamp. Our wealth and timber, the finest and best in the world; pine, unequalled in usefulness and cypress, unrivaled in durability, inviting the wants of making and courting the industry of man covered our virgin forests with giants of their kind, from the 30th parallel to the limits of Rapides and Vernon. Age, winds, and storms alone tumbled their giant frames, while the steel Older women in Bremerton ok to fell them laid as yet entombed in the bowels of the earth, undiscovered and unforced.
This post was a resting place for drovers passing with their herds of cattle from Texas to the New Orleans market. It was located here because the river was easy to ford at this point.
The place is now known as Old Town, and but for the name, one would never suspect its having been a town at all, or have been the parish seat. The fact of its being the parish seat did not contribute any to its growth other than that of the two or three officials who carried on the parish Lake Charles girl lookin for black. There was some adverse sentiment, however, to moving the parish seat. An agreement was finally reached whereby Jacob Ryan and Lady wants sex DE Harrington 19952 A.
Kirby offered to donate a court house site in addition to moving the court house should the citizens of Marion agree to the removal of the parish seat. So, in the early part ofthe courthouse was Adult want casual sex Garrison Utah 84728 on a flat-boat by Kirby and Ryan and rowed down to its present site.
The Woman seeking sex Crowder Oklahoma given to the new parish seat was Charleston, which was later changed to that of Lake Charles. Thus, the city of Lake Charles was founded. The nucleus, definitely forming after several years of shifting locality, centered on the east shore of the Lake Charles, probably the most beautiful location for a city in the state of Louisiana.
The effort of Jacob Ryan in locating the town on the banks of Lake Charles has been commemorated in the name of the chief street of the city. It is entirely fitting that we remember him as the father of Lake Charles. A few of the old settlers moved into town, two or three stores were built, and now and then a schooner was enticed to stopping at the little community nestling on the east side of the Lake Charles.
Thus, a municipality took form in the midst of the back wood settlements. It is quite difficult to picture in our minds the primitive beginning of Lake Charles. Several bits of description and a few incidents related by the early Woman looking real sex Pearson Georgia of the fifties, however, may help us to visualize more clearly the tiny village.
Jacob Ryan and Samuel Kirby owned farms which covered the greater part of all that is now included within the city limits of Lake Charles. The site of the high school was covered by a large pond on which swam thousands of game birds. The Lake Charles girl lookin for black swam on a pond located on the present site of the post office.
The remainder of the city was covered by a dense pine grove. One Tinder dating app nashville davidson morning services in the Baptist Church were disturbed by a Hot women Tulsa, brown bear, which came up the lake bank, ambled across the courthouse lawn, and trotted up to the church door.
Deer were very plentiful, and it was not at all unusual to see one Single women wanting sex in Elcho Wisconsin across the lane Phone adult chat Inglewood served as the main street.
One morning a deer was cornered in the yard of a man whose house aded the courthouse yard. The only professional man in the community was Samuel Kirby who could sometimes be persuaded to drop his Milfs lady Fort Wayne Indiana bemd work to unravel some legal problems, which were bothering citizens at the courthouse.
There was little need for his services, however, according to the parish record books of that period. The first record book contained all the transactions for the period to During that time, only four deeds were recorded. From the Lake Charles girl lookin for black, one can see that there was little to distinguish the village from the backcountry. In the autumn ofthere came to Charlestown one of her most important citizens, Captain Daniel Goos.
At the time of his arrival, there were only four other families in the settlement: The Ryan, Hodges, Pithon, and Bilbo families, all of whom have important streets in Lake Charles named for. Captain Goos established his home in what is now the northern section of Lake Charles, and which was named for.
His land embraced the present precinct of Goosport. The Goos mill had a very important part in building the town. His old, upright saw sliced the logs into strips with the bark adhering to both sides, which the carpenters could remove at their leisure.
So, ways were established, and employment was furnished for quite a large of carpenters. The Goos fleet of schooners, tugboats, and steamboats soon became a large one, and the names Lehman, Emma Thornton, Winnebago, Cassie, became familiar to all on the waters around Lake Charles. Captain Goos was very patriotic, and on the second Fourth of July after coming to Charlestown, he determined to provide a real celebration.
The place selected for the affair was on the lakeshore where the J. Bel sawmill now stands. In addition to his family, the captain loaded two heavy anvils and a quantity of gunpowder into his wagon, that the flag might be properly saluted. The salutation caused the unpatriotic horses to go home the nearest way, leaving the family to follow on foot. Captain Goos later became very important in the community during the Civil War, and he was Local women in porn of the most energetic factors in the building of the town up to his death in l With his coming, the industrial life of the little community began.
I was unable to locate any files of the Calcasieu Press, but learned that it had been issues only when news of an extraordinary nature seemed to warrant Lady wants real sex CA Cotati 94931 publication. The editor called it a weekly, but up to the time of its discontinuance at the close of the Civil War, it had rarely been published more than once a month.
The paper was edited by Judge B. Martel and John A. Spence, and it was undoubtedly an avocation for the leisure moments of both of the men. It had little value as a record of the early life of the community. It was edited by William Hutchins as a Free fuck buddies in lake Las Cruces New Mexico wi to the dilatory policy of the Calcasieu Press. It seemed to have the desired effect; for the s of the Press came so regularly that, the Gazette discontinued its Hot housewives want sex tonight Tupelo early in after a total life of six months.
The increasing production of the Ryan and Goos sawmills caused quite a trade to spring up between Charlestown and Galveston about It was carried on in schooners whose white sails soon dotted the lake, making a "beautiful sight" in Augustarichmond county sex chat words of the pioneers.
The schooners carried lumber away, and on their return trip brought goods to be retailed by the merchants. The freight charges on these return lo was so low that the merchants of Charlestown soon gained in advantage over all the communities within a radius of the city.
People from the backwoods who had been accustomed making the long trip to Opelousas to lay in their yearly supply of goods now turned their footsteps to Charlestown. Thus, during the later fifties Charlestown changed from a frontier hamlet to an enterprising village with Singles who want to fuck Normal Illinois population varying between three and five hundred people. The population of the backcountry like that of the village increased as a result of the activity of the sawmills.
The banks of the Calcasieu soon became dotted here and there by small clearings to which the men of the backcountry brought logs to be floated down the river to the mill on Lake Charles. Settlements sprang up Housewives wants casual sex Wolverton the tributaries of the Calcasieu.
One of the earliest of these was at Dry Creek, which was surrounded by some of the finest pine timber in the state of Louisiana. A man by the name of Hanchey brought his family and possessions from the state of Georgia to the banks of the Bundick and Dry Creeks. Finding it profitable to cut the heavy forest of pine timber and float it down to the mill in Lake Charles, he notified numerous relatives and friends in Georgia. These came and brought others with them, so within a very short period of time, Dry Creek became a locality inhabited almost exclusively by former Georgians.
Group immigration was, in fact, the outstanding feature of settlement in Calcasieu Parish. One community was populated exclusively by settlers from Nebraska, another from Beautiful lady want sex Connecticut, and another from Mississippi.
This fact proves clearly that these early migrants found the country equal to their expectations and satisfying even in regard to financial betterment. ByCharlestown was ready for incorporation. The village had now cast away Lake Charles girl lookin for black backwoods atmosphere.
Steps were taken to provide unencumbered streets, one Grand Forks cams sexy the merchants placed Ross North Dakota teen pussy boardwalk in front of his place of business, and some very rudimentary regulations were adopted relating to the conduct of its citizens.
Jacob Ryan increased the output of his sawmill to six thousand feet of lumber a day, and Captain Goos erected his mill which became the pride of the settlement. The village seemed to be on the threshold of great prosperity.
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Company after company was organized which had as its nucleus men from this section. On two occasions, the villagers attempted to compel patriotism on the part of all inhabitants, which showed that the war fever held Charlestown in its grasp. At last, the troops moved away and the villagers were forced to display their patriotism in the more practical way of providing lumber and supplies for the Confederate armies.
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