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In 1714, the French founded Natchitoches in northwest Louisiana, yet it was another 120 years before settles moved only 70 miles to the north. The cause of the delay was the Great Raft of the Red River. A massive log jam 160 miles long, the blockage was impassable, so thick in places that men rode horses over it. As pioneers moved into southwest Arkansas in the 1820s, there was an outcry for the river to be made navigable. After study, the U.S. Army declared it impossible to clear the raft, but an entrepreneur named Henry Miller Shreve saw a golden...
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