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Red River


Annie P arriving at Denison on Red River.  Photo possibly by Jack Hendricks. Denison backstamp.

Collection of Grayson County
Frontier Village

The steamship Annie P. docks on April 21, 1905, near Colber't’s Ferry’ landing on the Texas side of the Red River after becoming the only steamship to make the trip up the Red River from Shreveport, Louisiana.
The boat is carrying passengers and cargo. When it left Shreveport, it also was carrying whiskey, but W.M. Porter, who named the ship for his wife, Annie, being a little scared of trouble over the whiskey, dumped it overboard.
Shortly after it arrived, people came from far and wide to see the Annie P. and town leaders came for speechmaking led by Dr. Alex Acheson and E.A. Thompson, publisher of The Denison Herald. The boat returned to Shreveport a few days later with a load of compressed cotton. 

Photo courtesy the Herald-Democrat

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