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May 27, 2017
Catahoula Parish Veterans Memorial Marker
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Catahoula Parish Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives in World War I, II, Korean Action and the Vietnam War. World War I Perry D. Alexandria, Fred D. Baker, John M. Blair, Silas W. Book, Lewis Brooks, Benjamin Burrel, John C. Chevallier, Albert W. . . . — Map (db m103812) WM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Fort Beauregard
One-half mile west was one of four forts built by Confederates in May, 1863 to prevent the ascent of Federal gunboats on the Ouachita River. It was abandoned 1863, but was reoccupied in 1864. — Map (db m103755) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Harrisonburg Mounds Ancient Mounds Trail
Two Indian mounds make up the Harrisonburg Mounds site. The well-preserved conical mound that can be seen from here was built around AD 200. It is 10 feet high and 115 feet in diameter. The other mound is about 200 feet to the northeast. It is less . . . — Map (db m103763) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — McGuffee Mounds Ancient Mounds Trail
McGuffee has as many as 6 mounds on the west bank of the Ouachita River. Several of the mounds are well preserved and visible from the road. A C-shaped earthen ridge encloses the mounds. Radiocarbon dates suggest Indians built these earthworks . . . — Map (db m104674) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Routon Mounds Ancient Mounds Trail
Routon has 7 mounds on the west bank of the Ouachita River. The 4 largest are rectangular with flat tops. The other 3 are dome shaped and less than 2 feet tall. The mound visible from the road is rectangular. It is 12½ feet tall and 230 by 180 . . . — Map (db m103811) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Tew Lake Mounds Ancient Mounds Trail
Tew Lake has 3 small, irregularly shaped mounds. The 2 in pasture on the south side of Routon Road are almost 4 feet tall. The one north of Routon Road has been reduced in height by plowing and is less than 3 feet tall. Soil studies and artifacts . . . — Map (db m103782) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Troyville Earthworks Ancient Mounds Trail
The 82-foot-tall "Great Mound" of Troyville once stood here. In 1936, Archaeologist Winslow Walker made this diagram, depicting the size and shape of the mound. Today, only 3 feet of mound fill remains. — Map (db m103774) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Troyville Earthworks Ancient Mounds Trail
An earthen wall and 9 mounds were once a prominent part of the landscape here. Early explorers described the largest mound or "Great Mound" as being 82 feet high, the tallest mound known in Louisiana. The earth-works were built between 100 BC and AD . . . — Map (db m103781) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Sicily Island — Peck Mounds Ancient Mounds Trail
The Peck Mounds site has 5 mounds built along the bluff above Lake Louie. Only 4 mounds are visible today. The largest is platform shaped and measures 18 feet tall and 165 by 180 feet at the base. The smaller 3 are domed shaped and average only 4 . . . — Map (db m87166) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Sicily Island — Peck Village Ancient Mounds Trail
Peck Village is a village and mound site where Indians lived between 100 BC and AD 1200. Archaeologist James A. Ford excavated here in 1933. He used a method called seriation to study the changes in pottery decoration through time. Based on pottery . . . — Map (db m87165) HM

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