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


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 


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


Underground Railroad Marker

In the Delta 65 area, there are historical markers, indicating the Underground Railroad routes. The Underground Railroad was a network of people who helped slaves escape to the North and to Canada towards the end of the 18th century; consisting of many individuals, white and black, who knew only of the local efforts, and not the overall operation. According to one estimate, over 100,000 slaves left the South between 1810 and 1850 using the Underground Railroad.

Since the Underground Railroad was a loose association of people, and not a system of tracks, a typical flight to freedom involved many miles of walking, usually at night to avoid detection, traveling between 10 and 20 miles each night, hiding in barns and other out-of-the-way places. It is possible to see these patterns in the escape routes, such as the Mississippi river and the Appalachian Mountains.

The Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850 made it more dangerous for runaways to stay in urban areas in the North. Therefore, more slaves continued on to Canada or to the Caribbean in the aftermath of this bill.

Educational efforts nationwide integrate local historical places associated with the Underground Railroad, in an effort to preserve and research sites.

Built upon and support by community initiatives around the country, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998 serves to develop communication and networking between researchers and interested parties, and sites may be eligible to use or display a uniform network logo, receive technical assistance, and participate in program workshops.  

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Parishes >  East Carroll  West Carroll  Madison   Tensas  Concordia

Louisiana Delta 65, Inc.
305 Dabney Street
Tallulah, Louisiana  71282
Telephone:  318-574-8519