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 - make a great imprint upo n the valley. A...
make a great imprint upo n the valley. A courageous man named Claiborne Wright looked with favor upon the frontier of the Southwest, thought it might have possibilities, and plotted his course. He built a k e e 1 host in his hometown of Car- thage, Tenn., dubbed it the "Pioneer" and loaded it with household goods and fo o d supplies. On March 5, 1316, he took his wife; his sister, Henrietta; his seven-year-old son, (Jcorge W.; his three brolh- ers. Travis G., William F., and Adam M.; a female Negro slave and a Negro man aboard. He cut the ca b 1 e, headed down the Cumberland, the Ohio and the Mississippi, then po'ed and cabled up the Red River to a spot call e rl Pecan Point. The trip took six months. Wright thought there was THE WRIGHT PLANTATION HOME TODAY

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 10 Jul 1960, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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