Thursday, September 20, 2012

Red River Crossroads Historical & Cultural Association presents the Heritage & Harvest Tour, 10 am - 4 pm, Sat, Sept. 29

The Red River Crossroads Historical & Cultural Association will present their Heritage & Harvest Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. The tour is north of Shreveport along LA Hwy. 3049 and U.S. Hwy 71, says Helen Adger.

Spend a day in the country, exploring the region’s history and culture while touring historic residences and visiting area businesses, churches, and attractions, says Karen Logan.

Tickets: $10 at Belcher Presbyterian Church (508 Gray Street in Belcher), Red River Crossroads Museum in Gilliam (located on Hwy. 3049 in Gilliam), or any stop on the tour.

The Heritage & Harvest Tour begins on Hwy. 3049 north of Shreveport, following heritage tour signage throughout the tour. Hwy. 71 North will also lead visitors to the tour route by turning at the Dixie, Belcher, or Gilliam turnoffs.

Featured stops on the tour are: Cairo Plantation, 8321 Sentell Road in Dixie; Shields’ Lawn and Gardens, 621 Line Street in Belcher; and the Wild Petunia, 408 Caddo Street in Belcher.

Tour guides will be at each featured stop, pointing out interesting features. Art and collectibles will be available for purchase or browsing at Shields’ Lawn and Gardens and the Wild Petunia.

Also see Red River Crossroads Museum (located inside the library in Gilliam); Old Blacksmith Shop (next to library and museum in Gilliam); Gilliam Gin Company (located on Hwy. 3049 in Gilliam); Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church (corner of Sentell Road and Hwy. 3049 near Dixie); Belcher Presbyterian Church (on Gray Street/Hwy. 3049 in Belcher); Ida Methodist Church (6874 Cedar Lane in Ida) and much more.

More at Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau visitor centers, says Chris Jay.

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