Heart of Louisiana: The Great Raft on the Red River

Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 11:10 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (WVUE) - The Great Raft on the Red River blocked any attempt to use the river for navigation. The Raft was a logjam -- hundreds of years in the making -- that blocked any boat traffic on the Red River in northwestern Louisiana.

In the mid-18th century, a riverboat captain and inventor figured out how to clear the colossal mess.

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