Marion County Waterways
This unidentified riverboat captain was photographed in Jefferson, Texas. He wears the uniform of his trade and the word "Captain" is clearly visible on the front of his cap. At the time this photograph was taken, Jefferson was still the most important inland port in Texas, and riverboats from the Red River regularly navigated their way up Big Cypress Creek to the city. This carte de visite is the only known extant photographic image of a riverboat captain who visited the port city.
Lake O' the Pines
Marion County Creeks
Steamboat Mittie Stephens
The Lake City Navigation Company
Marion County Bayou Navigation Company
Jefferson. Marshall and Big Cypress Bayou Bridge Company
Free Public Bridge across Big Cypress
Toll Bridge across Big Cypress.
Conditions Prior To The Advent Of Railways
Joint ResolutionImprovement of Cypress Bayou Approved June 10, 1872, March 3, 1873 Part One
Improvement of Cypress Bayou Approved June 10, 1872, March 3, 1873 Part Two
River and Harbor Acts Approved March 3, 1909, June 25, 1910, and July 25, 1912
Report - River and Harbor Acts Approved February 27, 1911, and July 25, 1912
Image courtesy of Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library