DORCHEAT BAYOU

Close up of the Moonie Island Sign, submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

Moonie Island near Dorcheat Bayou

These pictures were taken about 3-5 miles North of the old highway 80 bridge. Dorcheat runs between Cotton Valley

and the Dorcheat Road. It is mostly a wooded area on both sides of the creek.  Can you see the  haunts in the trees?

Compliments of LeVerne Langheld Kidd

This picture of Moonie Island was taken in the same location as the first picture. 

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd.

The third picture is called Sandy Beach.

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

When I was a kid my sisters and I went swimming at Sandy Beach with some friends.  One of my sisters got caught in  quick sand.

The more she tried to swim out of it the deeper she sunk. Finally she got very still. We were all very scared that she was going to

drown. I remember crying. We were just kids at the time. She was finally able to float out of it. We were afraid  to go back to Sandy

Beach after that. That was an experience that could have ended in a tragedy. 

 Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh

 

The fourth picture I made while on our way up the creek to Moonie Island. We never get bored going here.

Compliments of LeVerne Langheld Kidd

                              

                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  LeVerne wanted to show us the creature in the old Cyrpess stump. 

           

I'm STILL INTO OLD MOVIES....

Look at the creature from the Black Lagoon. It's in the first picture...See his eyes and mouth in that old Cypress stump...Whoooooo These pictures were taken up the creek from Bayou Inn. That would be going North. Its far away from any roads or people. You can't imagine how quiet it is. You only hear the sound of nature, the birds sing, and we sometimes hear the owls hoot at us. My Dad would mock 'em and say "who! who! cook for you?

LeVerne

                                              


         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     BRIDGE OVER BAYOU DORCHEAT 

     COMPLIMENTS OF LEVERNE LANGHELD KIDD

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    ANOTHER VIEW OF THE BRIDGE OVER BAYOU DORCHEAT 

      SUBMITTED BY LEVERNE LANGHELD KIDD

This is a quiet place where squirrels build their nests and birds sing. Back in the early

days of Webster Parish steamboats were traveling these waterways.  Wouldn't it be

fantastic if the business community could get a port built at Dixie Inn?

     Dorcheat Bayou
      Looking East - Bridge on Highway 2 over Dorcheat Bayou

    Looking South at Dorcheat Bayou from below the Bridge on Highway 2
    
                                              
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Looking North under the bridge
  
Compliments of Herbert Browning
  
    Looking East at bridge on Highway 2 over Dorcheat Bayou.
    Submitted by Herbert Browning
   
                             Dorcheat Bayou - Between Sibley and Doyline, La.
   
                           Dorcheat Bayou between Doyline and Sibley, Louisiana
    
                           Hwy 80 Bridge at Bayou Inn - Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan
    
                        
                         This picture was taken one stormy day by Billy Baldwin 

                         The history of Bayou Dauchite was submitted by Ann Mays Harlan; The book was written  in 1971 for the Webster Parish Centennial

                         by the Webster Parish Police Jury.  1871 - 1971.