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  • Cane River NHA to Host Outlaws of No Man’s Land Lunch and Learn at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center

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    July 15, 2019
    NEWS RELEASE
    Cane River NHA to Host Outlaws of  No Man’s Land Lunch and Learn at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center

    Contact: Rebecca Blankenbaker
    Executive Director
    Cane River National Heritage Area
    1115 Washington Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    (318)356-5555
     
    7/15/2019
     
    NATCHITOCHES, LA – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA), will host a lunch and learn at Grand Ecore Visitor Center on July 20, 2019, at 11:00 am, entitled Outlaws of No Man's Land.
    Throughout the day visitors will learn about the myths and legends surrounding No Man's Land and the notorious individuals who inhabited it; while kids can discover a hidden treasure of No Man's Land by taking part in a scavenger hunt from 11-1.
    Between 1804 and 1821 the border between the United States and Spanish Texas was disputed wither the border was the Sabine or Calcasieu River.  To prevent a possible border war, a defacto Neutral Strip or "No Man's Land" was established which quickly became a haven for outlaws as well as those looking to be left alone. "If you thought the "wild west" was in New Mexico and Arizona in the late 1800s, then you need to look at the Texas/Louisiana borderlands of 1804!  Murderers, cattle rustlers, conspirators, pirates, settlers with determination, all these can be found in Louisiana's No Man's Land." remarked CRNHA Heritage Ranger Michael Mumaugh.
    The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on July 20th at 11:00 am. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch. For any questions contact Michael Mumaugh at, 318-356-5555.
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    Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. manages the daily operations and visitor relations of the Grand Ecore Visitor Center in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Grand Ecore Visitor Center is a US Army Corps of Engineers site on the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway, a 236-mile segment of Red River extending from Shreveport, Louisiana to the Mississippi River. For information about the US Army Corps of Engineers visit http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/.a 236-mile segment of Red River extending from Shreveport, Louisiana to the Mississippi River. For information about the US Army Corps of Engineers visit http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/.