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 - The voyage of Clnibornc Wright and his family,...
The voyage of Clnibornc Wright and his family, could it be fully lold, would equal the most exciting story of adventure ever eonceived'ftnd penned by writers of fir.tion. The six months on the rivers were filled with perils and hardships and these continued for years after they made their home in Texas. George and Travis Wright, in their life-time, told and wrote of some of the incidents, but much of the detail will never be known bceautie the nctors in the drama long sinre have passed away. Getting Throng-h The Rift The "Pioneer" was believed to havt been the first boat » tlmt passed through the raft on R^d river, except perhaps the cmoes of traders find trappers. At Nachitochcs, _then the outpost outpost of pettlementu of any size, a Pascago-ula Indian guide was secured and they B?) out about. May 15 to make their way through * dismal and seemingly interminable swamp and overflowed overflowed country- There were no inhabitants, nothing living except except mosquitoes, alligators and wild fowl. The boat arrived st tee raft at the mouth of what was called Coushatta chute, at that time ft narrow bayou overhung with wiliows from which long gray moss festooned. The first raft appeared about a quarter of e. mile in extent and cot ton wood trees with boles a foot thick grew in it. It took five days of chopping and maneuvering to get through this part of the raft, and the boat then was in a large lake formed by the raft damming the wster. Here the boat stopped one day and several deer were killed and bee trees cut and the craft then passed up another bayou, taking about ten dayB, as ibe timber was so close some had to be cut to allow the boat to pass. The river was out of its banks at this time and presently another lake was reached where the party hunted and fjBhcd two days, then entered another bayou where much fallen timber had to be cut.-This coutinued for nenrlv three months from the time the rait was finst reached and finally the Willow cbuic. 'Pioneer" was in tbe open river at the head of

Clipped from The Paris News14 Nov 1937, SunPage 17

The Paris News (Paris, Texas)14 Nov 1937, SunPage 17
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