Cane River

Cane River is a 36-mile-long (58 km) lake and 30-mile-long (48 km) river formed from a portion of the Red River that is located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it has been best known as the site of a historic Creole de couleur (multiracial) culture that has centers upon the National Historic Landmark Melrose Plantation and nearby St. Augustine Church St. Augustine Parish (Isle Brevelle) Church.

Cane River Lake was widely publicized between 1966 and 1979 by the nationally known outdoorsman Grits Gresham, host (with Curt Gowdy) of ABC's The American Sportsman and author of numerous books and columns on hunting, fishing, and guns.

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National Register Of Historic Places Listings In Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana - Current Listings
... House 01980-06-06June 6, 1980 South of Natchez Natchez Cane River Creole National Historical Park 01994-11-02November 2, 4386 ... Louisiana Highway 494 Natchez Carnahan Store 01995-11-07November 7, 1995 Main ... Natchez Cherokee Plantation 01973-08-14August 14, 1973 Southeast of Natchitoches on Cane River Rd Natchitoches Kate Chopin House 01993-04-19April 19, 1993 Main St. 9, 1993 Louisiana Highway 484 along Cane River Lake Melrose Jerry Jones House 02002-03-06March 6, 2002 Louisiana Highway 484 Melrose John Carroll Jones House 02000-04-06April 6, 473 ... Louisiana ...
Louisiana Creole People - Cane River Creoles
... society of New Orleans has historically received much attention, the Cane River area developed its own strong Creole culture ... The Cane River Creole community in the northern part of the state, along the Red River and Cane River, is made up of multi-racial descendants of French, Spanish, Africans, Native Americans, similar mixed ... as National Historic Landmarks, and are noted within the Cane River National Heritage Area, as well as the Cane River Creole Historic Park ...
Plaçage - Noted Placées
... She was born at the frontier outpost of Natchitoches on Cane River in August 1742 as a slave of the post founder, the controversial explorer Louis ... On that piney-woods tract of 800 arpents (667 ac) on Old Red River, about 5 mi from her farmstead, she set up a vacherie (a ranch) and engaged a Spaniard to tend her cattle ... When he left Cane River, soon after the birth of their son, she formed a second and lifelong plaçage with a Cane River planter, Jean Baptiste Anty ...

Famous quotes containing the words river and/or cane:

    There is a river in Macedon, and there is moreover a river in Monmouth. It is called Wye at Monmouth, but it is out of my prains what is the name of the other river; but ‘tis all one, ‘tis alike as my fingers is to my fingers, and there is salmons in both.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    But a blind man’s cane poking, however clumsily, into the inmost corners of the house.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)