Promoting Rural Tourism Along U.S. Highway 65 in Louisiana

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Louisiana Delta 65 Logo - Promoting Rural Tourism Along US Highway 65 in Louisiana Wildlife Refuges welcome visitors in fun, educational, safe environments to learn about wildlife conservation... Delicious Southern food like boiled crawfish, fried green tomatoes, grits and so much more Beautiful sunsets, sunrises and outdoor natural beauty are all around in the Delta 65 area

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Bayou Cocodrie
National Wildlife Refuge

Byerley House Museum

CJ Walker

Crescent Plantation

Cushy Alpacas

Delta Music Museum

Delta Airlines Beginnings

Flag Plaza

Frogmore  Plantation

Golfing

Grants Canal

Hermoine Museum

Jerry Lee Lewis Home Tour

Lake Bruin State Park

Lake Concordia

Lake Providence

Lake St. John

Louisiana Cotton Museum

Mississippi River

Poverty Point Historical Site

Tensas River
National Wildlife Refuge

Thomas Jason Lingo
Community Center 

Transylvania

Underground Railroad Marker

Winter Quarters

What Else We've Got:

Okra Salt Domes | Agriculture | Hiking | Wildlife  | Ancient Mounds | Festivals | Much More!

There ought to be a law against anybody going to Europe until they have seen the things we have in this country.

- Will Rogers

Grant's Canal

Grant's Canal Sign near Lake Providence LouisianaIn the Civil War, General Grant came up with an idea to dig a canal to divert the Mississippi River, in order to change the flow to land lock and neutralize the City of Vicksburg, and the marker at Lake Providence shows of one of those four attempts.

As Abraham Lincoln said: "Vicksburg is the key supply route...and this war can never be won until we halt that key. Brig. General T. Williams began work on a canal to divert the Mississippi River and by-pass confederate batteries in Vicksburg in 1862.

Major General Ulysses S. Grant resumed work on the canal in January 1863. Rapid progress was made until a sudden drop in the Mississippi left the canal above river stage. The canal was dug deeper. However, an equally sudden rise in the river collapsed the dam and filled the canal with sediment and backwater. Grant abandoned the canal in March. The Union forces finally cut the Confederate supply route and Vicksburg.

Civil War reinactment group - firing the cannon

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Towns >  Lake Providence  Oak Grove  Transylvania    Tallulah   Newellton   St. Joseph   Vidalia   Ferriday
Parishes >  East Carroll  West Carroll  Madison   Tensas  Concordia

Louisiana Delta 65, Inc.
114 North Cedar Street
Tallulah, Louisiana  71282-3811
Telephone:  318-574-2465

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