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

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Johnson's Ranch
Johnson's Ranch

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake

Taylor Island

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake
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Government Ditch
Government Ditch

Uncertain, Texas

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Uncertain Flea Market
Uncertain Flea Market

Uncertain, Texas

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Johnson's Ranch
Johnson's Ranch

Uncertain, Texas

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

Johnson's Ranch

Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake

Taylor Island

Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake
Government Ditch

Uncertain, Texas

Uncertain Flea Market

Uncertain, Texas

Johnson's Ranch

Uncertain, Texas

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