Thirteen Rivers The Last Voyage of La Belle By Ruth Davis

FACTUAL

HISTORIC INCIDENTS


An exciting journey by Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle at the request of King Louis XIV

LA BELLE

A storm blasts La Belle and she is run aground.  The crew is stranded.  Does anyone survive?

You’ll have to read the book.

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CADDO INDIANS

The expedition camped with the Caddo and Cenis Indians where the current Caddo Mounds State Park is near Alto, TX

BRONZE CANNON

A bronze cannon from La Belle recovered from the seabed of Matagorda Bay in 1995.

RESCUE

Dry land evacuation began in 1996 using $1.75 million from Gov. Bush and matched by private donations.

EXCITING HISTORY

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Recovered Household Items

Skeletal Remains Amid Hemp Rope

Final Resting Place - Bob Bullock Museum