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Sabine River in Logansport DeSoto Parish

Logansport

Logansport hosts the annual Sand Bass Tournament, River City Fest, Mardi Gras and other festivals.  They have a rodeo arena, a cowboy church and a lovely riverfront park with a bandstand, Veterans Memorial Wall and a concrete retaining wall, which makes a great place for a fellow to fish.  The wetlands along the river are great places for hunting geese in the Fall.

The community of Sepulvado seems to have existed when Louisiana became a state in 1812. It probably shifted somewhat when a doctor named Logan put in a ferry crossing called Logan’s Ferry. By 1849, the Post Office was called Logansport, and the town continued to be an important river port on the Texas border until the railroad came in 1885.

The French and Spanish came first, but by the 1830’s Americans from Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee outnumbered the pioneers. Hunting and fishing were always a key part of the lifestyle here, but the formation of the Toledo Bend Reservoir in the Sabine River ramped up those activities to new heights.

It also has the between the Republic of Texas and the United States, and a cemetery with graves of Moses Rose, survivor of the Alamo, and Aaron Ferguson, a veteran of the War of 1812.

Each year the Logansport Christmas Festival Committee hosts Christmas themed events for the community. This was the first event the River City Christmas Planning committee hosted and it has grown into a year round celebration for the community of Logansport that has continued annually. Logansport Christmas Festivities include the Logansport Christmas Parade, Miss Merry Christmas Pageant, and a firework display. All monies raised are used to purchase new lighting arrangements, fireworks, and awards for the pageant and parade.

LINKS:

Visit www.TownOfLogansport.com for more information.

Facebook: Town of LogansportLA

Facebook: Logansport Chamber of Commerce

Website: Dennis Freeman Memorial River Park