|Now why's this river called Red?
|Wreck on the Red
|The ship was bringing supplies to Doaksville and Fort
Towson. Today, Doaksville and the fort are archeological
|Remains of the paddle wheel, courtesy of the nautical archeology department of
Texas A&M. Visit a thorough treatment of their explorations here.
|The Heroine docked at Jonesboro, TX, before embarking
on its doomed journey to Fort Towson. Jonesboro does
not exist anymore, having been swept away in a flood in
the 1840s. Above is the grave to Jane Chandler Gill, one
of the only remnants of the once bustling river city.
|Found this possible outline of a boat wreck between
Hugo, Oklahoma and Paris, Texas on the Red River
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