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Meandering Rivers in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley

Meandering Rivers in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley:

Influence on Human Civilization and Forest Resource Management

presented by

Dr. Brian Lockhart

Thursday, March 24

Refreshments & Conversation @ 5:30 pm
Program @ 6:00 pm

Section of Ancient Courses, Mississippi River Meander Belt, Plate 22, Sheet 9 (Fisk 1944)

Section of Ancient Courses, Mississippi River Meander Belt, Plate 22, Sheet 9 (Fisk 1944)

Brian R. Lockhart, Ph.D., a forest researcher, will discuss the meanderings of the Mississippi, Arkansas and Ohio rivers in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) over the past 6,000 years. These meanderings have affected human settlement and trade, as well as, the species composition of bottomland hardwood forests. Dr. Lockhart, who has degrees from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Yale University, and Mississippi State University, will also discuss how humans have recently affected the flow of rivers in the MAV and how scientists study and manage bottomland hardwood forests.

Please RSVP to this FREE Event

Lakeport Legacies (LL) meets in the Dining Room of the Lakeport Plantation house. LL, held on one of the last Thursdays of the month at the Lakeport Plantation, features a history topic from the Delta. For more information, call 870.265.6031.

Images Of Chicot County Published

RE Cover Approval Needed ASAP CRM00321976 - - Gmail - Google Chrome 4292015 91005 PM.bmp Written by Lakeport Plantation director Dr. Blake Wintory and published by Arcadia Publishing, Images of Chicot County tells the story of the county through vintage photos. The book includes chapters on the county’s three principle towns (Dermott, Lake Village, and Eudora) as well as chapters on the county’s early years, Lake Chicot, and rural life. The book begins with an 1823 sketch of Point Chicot, the county’s first seat, and also includes several images of the plantations houses–now mostly gone. Gracing the cover of the book is an image of the Lake Village Water Carnival, the signature event for the county in the 1920s. Proceeds benefit the Lakeport Plantation, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site


Book Signing for Images of Chicot County

The Images of Chicot County book is now officially published. The book retails for $21.99 +tax and is available locally at Lakeport, Hunters Pharmacy, South Shore Cottages, Lake Village True Value Hardware, Dee’s Treasure Chest or any online retailer–Arcadia Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Amazon…The Washington County Economic Alliance will host a signing and Business After Hours at Lakeport on Thursday, September 3rd from 5 pm – 7 pm. To purchase a book, please bring cash for check for $24.

Book Signings with author, September 2015:

Lakeport Plantation
Thursday, September 3
5 pm – 7 pm

Paul Michael Company (Lake Village)
Saturday, September 5
5 pm – 7 pm

Lake Village Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting
Place: Lake Village County Club
Thursday, September 17
Noon – 1 pm

Lake Chicot State Park
Saturday, September 26
10 am – Noon

Holiday Open House and Tree Photos

Saturday’s Holiday Open House, our first, was a success. Kids had fun making ornaments for our tree as well as to take home. There was equal demand for the hot cider, spice cake and tours of the house. Finally, we were all surprised when Santa stopped by.