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Old 09-08-2006, 09:56 AM
Hank Bloomer Hank Bloomer is offline
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A couple more bits of information. Fort Towson was a US Army post in southern OK, protecting the Creek nation from incursions from Texas. There is a historical site there today, and a website that will give you pictures. It's a good possibility that the boat was named with the expectation of Upper Red River trade, since Ft. Towson was about as far up the river as boats could usually naviagate. This was a very hazardous trade and most of the boats involved were smaller, shallow draft, older boats that were not too valuable to gamble their loss against the possiblitiy of a good profit. N. Phillip Norman lists Ft. Towson as in the Red River trade in March '43. The boat is also listed in the Lytle-Holdcamper List and the Wooldridge List.
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