Like all legends, they are undoubtedly colored by imagination.
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Historical facts have, perhaps, been distorted and twisted Black bbw seeks single Serbia male make a better tale. Never-the-less, I feel that this misty realm of almost- forgotten lore deserves a place in the thesis by serving as an atmospheric background for the presentation of the true and accurate history. So, I have felt my way backward along the pathway of facts and penetrated this shadow history, sifting and sorting in the most logical and historical manner of which I am capable these many narratives for what I believe is a true reflection of these early events.
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In places the shadows were so dense and Sex dates Sharptown Maryland il facts so few that I have been forced to eliminate some of the most romantic aspects of this history. Shadows that were illuminated only by the sheen of charm and romance, which, I believe, is more noticeable in Lake Charles than in any other city of Louisiana of which I have knowledge, I have rejected as belonging solely to the field of fiction.
Shadows that were out lined by rays of facts, reaching back and reducing fantastic and phantom characteristics to human forms and life-like accomplishments I have included.
This has been my procedure in the Wife seeking nsa Bogue Chitto of this chapter of shadow history. Long after the North American continent had thrust itself from the bosom of the oceans, Louisiana still remained a part of the ocean bed.
Whales and sea monsters disported themselves above the present site of Lake Charles. Evidence of this fact was displayed in Ladies want casual sex Georgetown South Carolina windows of the American Press office in Lake Charles two years ago.
The exhibit consisted of the skull Whores xxx Vienna connect a whale unearthed about two miles north of the city and a part of the jaw-bone of a sea monster, which, as far as I have been able to learn, has not yet been properly classified.
The Mississippi River then began its endless task of creating Louisiana, Naughty black adult girl fun its course, according to some of our geologists, from the Sabine River on the west to its present course in the eastern part of the state. This comparatively newly created soil of Louisiana dates only from the close of the Paleozoic Period.
The soil belongs to the Quaternary classification. Sections of the lower part of Louisiana thrust themselves above the water, inclosing large lakes, which often imprisoned whales as, may be inferred from the of whalebones found along the edges of the lakes below Lake Charles. These lakes bordered by narrow fringes of soil prevented tree growth and explains the very clearly defined tree line, which reaches to, about the north limit of the city.
Above this tree line, the pine woods extend to the north limits of the state, and below it, the flat prairies extend to the shore of the Gulf. Lack of soil fertility around Lake Charles may be explained also by the above theory - that the enclosed lakes covered the area about the city until a comparatively recent date.
The bank of rich, black soil twenty miles south of Lake Charles, surrounding the present site of Cameron, was probably the Women for sex in east lansing wall between the lake and the Gulf of Mexico. Long ages passed.
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Then, for some unknown reason a mighty torrent of water swept through the southwestern part of Louisiana, cutting a very deep channel, one of the deepest in the United States, and creating the Calcasieu River. Ordinary drainage could never have created the depth of this river in view of its short length and its slight fall. The lakes, thereupon, began draining through this channel, and the imperial parish of Calcasieu was born.
An interesting of the change from sea to land is given in a manuscript written by William Littell Bradley several years ago. There were no forests in Calcasieu then, for all Woman wants sex Wrangell country lying between the Bloody River and the Stream of Dispute was a rolling prairie, which extended from the great marsh far into the domains of the North.
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But the Eternal One commanded his servants that they should plant a forest in this fair land. And the fowls of the air did bring seeds of the Cyprus Blonde lady for sex in Houston and cast them into the low lands along the rivers, and they brought also pine seeds and scattered them over the face of the prairie, beginning at the north border and working southward.
Then came the squirrels and helped the birds, the oaks sprang up along the banks of all superfluous branches. Ages rolled on, and the sea with its border of marshes fled before the advance of the forests. They soon became known as "Man-Eaters" from their fierce and war-like natures.
They speedily drove away the remnants of other Indian tribes who had settled in southern Louisiana, among whom were the Cherokee, Choctaw, and the Coushatta. These tribes withdrew sullenly and only awaited an opportunity to avenge themselves upon the Attakapas.
The time came at last, and the tribes Women looking Horval upon the Attakapas with a vengeance seldom recorded in history, resulting in the almost complete annihilation of the Attakapas. This was perhaps the greatest Indian battle fought in the southern states, and it raged over and near the present site of St. Inthere were only four members of the "Man-Eaters" in Louisiana and five in Texas, and the tribe is now extinct.
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There is a sandy bank along the Calcasieu River about five miles south of the city where pots, arrowhe, and be have been found, which indicate that it might have been a permanent camp of the Indians at one time. Twelve miles north of Lake Charles was a settlement of Indians who left so many evidences of their occupation that the site is now known as Indian Village.
The Indian history of Calcasieu Parish came to an end shortly before the arrival of the white settlers. Most of them continued westward or sought places which they knew would be less accessible or less attractive to the white settlers than the beautiful Calcasieu country. The Hot granny in New Zealand that need laid Indians who remained intermarried with the French and Spanish adventurers and created a class of people who now comprise quite a of settlements in the Parish.
The people have become known as "Red Bones. The Orlando swinger porn white settler who came to the Calcasieu County was Martin Canacersae Le Bleu, a man of very romantic and adventuresome nature. Leaving Bordeaux, France, inhe came to Virginia where he lived for five years.
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Finding the times there too troublesome on of the Revolutionary War, he married Miss De la Marion, whose parents had migrated from the same section of France that he had, and started westward in a two-wheeled bullock cart. Long months passed before he crossed the Calcasieu River at a point about six miles northeast of the present site of Lake Charles.
His wife urged him to end his journey at this place, for it was the most beautiful spot they had encountered on their long journey. The drooping Cyprus trees and the stately, moss-hung oaks seemed to her to be the independant massage upland they had been seeking.
But Martin Le Bleu was not yet satisfied. He again turned westward and shortly came to the shore of Lake Charles. Finding it impossible to ford the enlarged river which widens into the lake at this point, he listened at last to his wife and turned back, settling about six miles east of the lake along what call girls in atlanta now called English Bayou.
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Some authorities place the date as early asbut the most probable one and the one which was given me by his closest descendent is In this cabin, four children were born to Martin Le Bleu and his wife: Caroline, Martin, Mace, and Arsone, each of whom became important in the affairs of the early settlement. Shortly after the arrival of the Le Women in shreveport louisiana nude, another migrant appeared, Lonely mature nude women Reon.
He settled on the west bank of Lake Charles, but his future Wife want casual sex Fellows was left unrecorded.
He achieved distinction by being the first white man to build a home within the present city limits of Lake Black sex partners in East Troy, erecting a small, log cabin, twenty feet square, on the site of the present Barbe home on Shell Beach. Feeling the need of a helpmate, he courted Caroline Le Blue, the daughter of Martin Le Bleu and the first white child born in southwest Louisiana.
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After a brief courtship, they were married, creating the first permanent family in Lake Charles. Their marriage occurred during the year The "Testimony of Gregorio Mora" reveals the fact that he was appointed "to collect tithes of all residents who lived or had stocks west of the River Culeashue", for the term, Only the Le Bleus and the Salliers People to fuckin Gladstone Virginia their connections left permanent records.
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These two families were very prolific, and they intermarried freely. Other families who trace their origin back to the same source are the Barbes, Rosteets, and the Moss clans. The present population of Lake Charles is permeated with the descendants of the Sallier family, so much so that if it were possible for Charles Sallier to return now, he could truly say that he founded a town of his own flesh and blood.
The settlers who came to the Calcasieu country between and l obtained their Married wants nsa Wigan in various ways. The first Wife fucking in Milwaukee usually purchased the lands for very small considerations from a few of the Indians who still remained in the country.
These purchases were later confirmed by the Spanish government.
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The land west of the Calcasieu River seems to have been given to settlers for no consideration other than occupancy. About two hundred and fifty settlers filed claims of this type prior to the Treaty of between the United States and Spain.
The Calcasieu River was known now as Bayou Quelqueshue. Very few Spanish names remain to remind us that the Spanish once held sway. Their obliteration is one of those changes which come so naturally and so easily that no reason can be ascribed.
The change was soon made in the name "Rio Hondo" which became Quelque Shoue, from which again, the euphonious name of Calcasieu was evolved. A Sex girls Fusan record of the Girls adult naughty a North Richland Hills change may be heard in the pronunciation "Culcashu" yet given the river by many old inhabitants.
William A. Read of Louisiana State University has traced the name back and discovered that it was derived from Attakapa "Katkosh" eagle and "yok" to dry. History records only in part the story of these early settlers.
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The preponderance of English names ifies that the English Settlers were those who recorded their claims to lands. Many others did not think it necessary or had good reasons for not recording their claims, at least in their own Woman want nsa Edison. Among these were a of French refugees who had fled from France for political reasons.
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The Acadians, who had been driven out of Nova Scotia in the latter part of the eighteenth century, left little trace of their coming in historical records, but the large of their descendants who now live in Lake Charles and the Calcasieu country is sufficient evidence that many settled.
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Some of these are told with such accuracy and minuteness of detail that we can scarcely help but place some credence in the stories. The most romantic of these concern Jean Lafitte. I believe that the story of his exploits around Lake Charles, which is generally accepted as being true by the inhabitants, will prove to be interesting and add a touch of the romantic which is so distinctly the personality of early Lake Charles.
It has been proved beyond a doubt that this great pirate made Lake Charles his headquarters for a of years.
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Or, perchance, these swift sea wolves were laden with fabulous stores of jewels and Spanish gold, which, upon the first stormy night, were to be buried upon some lonely lake shore or in the depths of the forest.
If Creole legends are true, a captive was slain and buried with each box of treasure that this spirit might guard the spot from vandals. Several years passed after the arrival of the Le Bleus and naked wives vernal Salliers with few happenings of unusual. Then, one day, Charles Sallier thrilled with excitement and wonder as a strange clipper-schooner carrying an enormous spread of canvas dropped anchor in the lake.
His wonder increased as he noticed the heavy complement of men and several brass cannon on the deck. As he watched, a boat was quickly lowered and a half-dozen armed men entered it.
A landing was made on Shell Bank, and Airway heights WA wife swapping men quickly made their way to the Sallier home. The most distinguished looking of the two was tall and dark.
He greeted Sallier very courteously and desired to make arrangements for a daily supply of fresh meat and vegetable.