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 - some sort of settlement and at least mild...
some sort of settlement and at least mild civilization on Hed River. He soon found out different. Except for the canoes of trappers and traders, the "Pioneer" was the first boat of any importance lo make \i through The Raft, a log and debris jam near Shreveport. The going was rough. The family was without a house, a cow, a horse, a hog or chickens. They had no money to buy them, but it didn't matter. None were for sale. There was no corn and no meat, except wild game. Claiborne Wright's gun solved the meat problem, however. Bear, deer and buffalo were abundant. On borrowed horses with one of the boys, he rode to Sabine landing on Red River 150 miles away, and traded for five bushels of corn. Two were saved for seed, the other pounded into meal. During iflis, Judge A. W. Neville's Hi.slory of Lamar County recalls, the corn was planted in small patches and went for five dollars per bushel. That fall, some 50 more families arrived in the Red River Valley, bring i n g cows, horses and more corn. The Wright family liv e d for several months in a lean- to and shack, and in 1817 built a log cabin on Pecan Bayou. They later moved lo higher ground, and then to Jonesboro Prairie. The Wright legend g r e. w. Claiborne Wright was elected

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

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