Caddo Parish Welcomes Tour Participants
The Red River Crossroads Historical & Cultural Association will present the 2018 Heritage & Harvest Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 22, north of Shreveport along LA Highway 3049 and U.S. Highway 71 North. Local residents and visitors are invited to spend a day in the country exploring the history and culture of Dixie, Belcher, Gilliam, Hosston, Mira and Ida.
This self-driving tour has high scenic value and more than 15 historic stops. Two of those stops along the 2018 Heritage and Harvest Tour are homes. The Twin Gables Home, located at 8060 Dixie Shreveport Road in Dixie, was built in 1928 for Edgar Hubert Gleason, Sr. The home has undergone two major renovations within the last two years. The Ruben V. Glassell Home, located at 304 Caddo Street in Belcher, was built in 1899 by Ruben V. Glassell with a center hall in dogtrot style.
Other historic stops along the Heritage and Harvest Tour will include Belcher Presbyterian Church (508 Gray Street along Hwy. 3049, Belcher); Belcher Veterans Memorial (Gray Street along Hwy. 3049, Belcher); D&I Store (312 Caddo Street, Belcher); Lynn Plantation Commissary (11569 Highway 3049, Belcher); Main Street Restaurant (12807 Main Street, Gilliam); Red River Crossroads Museum (12797 Main Street, Gilliam), Gilliam Gin Company (Highway 3049 South, Gilliam); Old Hosston School (14905 Oak Street, Hosston); Big Mama’s Antiques and Restorations (6403 Parkway Drive, Hosston); and Designs by Carol Quilt Shop (Hwy 71 North, Mira).
In addition to historic tours, the 2018 Heritage and Harvest Tour will offer interactive presentations and lunch at businesses, churches and attractions along the route. The Red River Crossroads Museum will feature a locally grown cotton exhibit from Upriver Cotton Company. The Belcher Presbyterian Church will offer a book restoration demonstration presented by James Jackson from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a fish lunch and an afternoon of shopping at local vendors, as well as a piano performance by Bright Corner Inspiration at the Old Hosston School at 1:30 p.m.
Home tour tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Belcher Presbyterian Church, Red River Crossroads Museum or at the homes on tour. The 2018 Heritage and Harvest Tour brochure containing a map of the route, as well as a complete listing of participating businesses and attractions, can be picked up at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s downtown visitor center, located at 629 Spring Street in Shreveport, Belcher Presbyterian Church, Red River Crossroads Museum, and the homes on the tour.
For more information, visit www.RedRiverCrossroadsHistorical.org.