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Johnson's Ranch
Johnson's Ranch

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

Taylor Island

Caddo-Sunset-Mudboat-Danny-and-Trish.jpg
Taylor Island
Taylor Island

Uncertain, Texas

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Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

They look like crystal pineapples; they feel like slimy brains. These strange, alien looking orbs (called Bryozoans) aren’t actually one thing: they’re a colony of filter feeding invertebrates that clump together around something stable and immobile, such as a branch or rock. 

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

Often nested against tree trunks about a foot under water, Bryozoa signify that the water is healthy, since they feed by filtering water in the lake for particle-size nutrients.

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Government Ditch
Government Ditch

Uncertain, Texas

Uncertain Flea Market
Uncertain Flea Market

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

Oil City, Louisiana

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Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

The “Great Pearl Rush” of Caddo Lake in the early 1900s attracted pearl hunters to dig around in the low water on their hands and knees, searching for mussels and—if lucky—freshwater pearls. Caddo pearl hunters were called “pearl hogs” as a consequence.

“A 1913 U.S. Bureau of Fisheries bulletin reported that in 1912, the value of pearls taken from both the Louisiana and Texas sides of the lake was $99,200. That is roughly equivalent to $1.9 million in today’s dollars.” —Texas Monthly

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

Oil City, Louisiana

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

Oil City, Louisiana

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Johnson's Ranch
Johnson's Ranch

Uncertain, Texas

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sfgj.jpg
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bird.jpg
Caddo-Chadley-2.jpg
Johnson's Ranch
Caddo Lake
Caddo-Sunset-Mudboat-Danny-and-Trish.jpg
Taylor Island
_V5A1248.jpg
Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake
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Government Ditch
Uncertain Flea Market
Caddo Lake
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_V5A1943.jpg
_V5A1908.jpg
Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake
_V5A2267.jpg
_MG_0447.jpg
Mudport-Shed-and-Tools.jpg
_V5A1186.jpg
Caddo Yacht.jpg
_MG_0705.jpg
_V5A3348.jpg
_V5A3466.jpg
_V5A3870-Recovered.jpg
_V5A4157.jpg
Johnson's Ranch
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sfgj.jpg
_V5A3990.jpg
Johnson's Ranch

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake

Taylor Island

Taylor Island

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake

They look like crystal pineapples; they feel like slimy brains. These strange, alien looking orbs (called Bryozoans) aren’t actually one thing: they’re a colony of filter feeding invertebrates that clump together around something stable and immobile, such as a branch or rock. 

Caddo Lake

Often nested against tree trunks about a foot under water, Bryozoa signify that the water is healthy, since they feed by filtering water in the lake for particle-size nutrients.

Government Ditch

Uncertain, Texas

Uncertain Flea Market

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake

Oil City, Louisiana

Caddo Lake

The “Great Pearl Rush” of Caddo Lake in the early 1900s attracted pearl hunters to dig around in the low water on their hands and knees, searching for mussels and—if lucky—freshwater pearls. Caddo pearl hunters were called “pearl hogs” as a consequence.

“A 1913 U.S. Bureau of Fisheries bulletin reported that in 1912, the value of pearls taken from both the Louisiana and Texas sides of the lake was $99,200. That is roughly equivalent to $1.9 million in today’s dollars.” —Texas Monthly

Caddo Lake

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake

Oil City, Louisiana

Caddo Lake

Oil City, Louisiana

Johnson's Ranch

Uncertain, Texas

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