WayBackWednesday....that time Vicki won three "purses" at the LOWA banquet! This was the banquet at the conference in Chalmette in 2012. That was a fun conference! ...

WayBackWednesday....that time Vicki won three purses at the LOWA banquet!   This was the banquet at the conference in Chalmette in 2012.  That was a fun conference!

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Donna BushRacking up my friend!

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Here is one of our esteemed board members, James "Goosie" Guice in a precarious situation. ...

Here is one of our esteemed board members, James Goosie Guice in a precarious situation.

Members of the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association took a tour of Fort St. Jean Baptiste in Natchitoches, La at our recent 72nd Annual Conference.

In 1716, Sieur Charles Claude Dutisn was sent to Natchitoches with a small company of colonial troops to build and garrison an outpost that would prevent the Spanish forces in the province of Texas from advancing across the border of French Louisiane. This strategic outpost was named for a French patron saint, Fort St. Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches. The fort continued to serve as a military outpost and commercial trade center until 1762, when France’s defeat by England in the French and Indian War forced her to cede the Louisiana colony to Spain.

The site obtained for the replication of Fort St. Jean Baptiste is located on Cane River Lake (formerly the Red River) a few hundred yards from the original fort site. The fort replication was based upon Broutin's plans and on extensive archival research in Louisiana, Canada and France.

We were treated with two firings of the cannon while touring this interesting site.
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Members of the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association took a tour of Fort St. Jean Baptiste in Natchitoches, La at our recent 72nd Annual Conference. 

In 1716, Sieur Charles Claude Dutisn was sent to Natchitoches with a small company of colonial troops to build and garrison an outpost that would prevent the Spanish forces in the province of Texas from advancing across the border of French Louisiane. This strategic outpost was named for a French patron saint, Fort St. Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches. The fort continued to serve as a military outpost and commercial trade center until 1762, when France’s defeat by England in the French and Indian War forced her to cede the Louisiana colony to Spain.

The site obtained for the replication of Fort St. Jean Baptiste is located on Cane River Lake (formerly the Red River) a few hundred yards from the original fort site. The fort replication was based upon Broutins plans and on extensive archival research in Louisiana, Canada and France. 

We were treated with two firings of the cannon while touring this interesting site.

Terry Jones at home at the Fort! ...

Terry Jones at home at the Fort!

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Terry JonesSpent 3 years there wearing uniforms like that.

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And the best fishing attire award goes to Chris Holmes for these Air Conditioned Fishing Pants and coordinating fishing shirt and drawers! (Good thing Vicki has the power of delete!) ...

And the best fishing attire award goes to Chris Holmes for these Air Conditioned Fishing Pants and coordinating fishing shirt and drawers!   (Good thing Vicki has the power of delete!)

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Chris HolmesNo need to delete, I was rocking them. lol

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Louisiana Outdoor Writers AssociationAnd here's where they are now!! Vicki

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Look what I found in Natchitoches today....a statue of St. Denis that closely resembles LOWA member Terry Jones! Why? Because Terry's photo was selected as the model for the statue when it was made. ...

Look what I found in Natchitoches today....a statue of St. Denis that closely resembles LOWA member Terry Jones! Why? Because Terrys photo was selected as the model for the statue when it was made.

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Louisiana Outdoor Writers AssociationGlynn, Chris and I had to stop and get a photo of this, as well! Vicki

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Louisiana Outdoor Writers AssociationA fact the ever-modest Terry failed to tell me while he was sharing his otherwise vast knowledge of the fort!!!

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