Between 1806 and 1821, part of Louisiana was known as No Man’s Land. Spanish and U.S. Forces agreed to this land between the two powers to avoid a war after the Louisiana Purchase. Soon after the creation, the land filled with the lawless. Discover the true history from this time at the No Man’s Land: Becoming Louisiana Special Living History Event. It takes place at the Fort Jesup State Historic Site west of Natchitoches.
The Fort Jesup State Historic Site will hold a flag raising ceremony at 10:00 am on both February 21st and 22nd. Visitors will get the chance to learn what life was like in 1820’s in the Bayou State.
A special day dedicated to schools happens on Friday at 10:00 am. For more information on the No Man’s Land event, check out their website.
A brief history of the historic Fort Jesup. Fort Jesup has been a staple in the community of many for nearly two hundred years. Built to setup a border between American and Spanish Territories, the fort remains today as a museum. During the middle of the 19th century, U.S. army traveled through this historic Fort Jesup Historic Site.
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