|“Take Highway 65 south from Little Rock through Pine Bluff and then onward...down to where the thick forests merge with the rich soil of the Mississippi Delta. This is the region in which Arkansas began...where the first pioneers settled.” |
In Bayou Country: An Illustrated History of Southeast Arkansas, author Rick Joslin takes the reader on a trip along the area’s roads, waterways and trails to explore the picture-pretty and historically colorful region of Arkansas that stretches from Pine Bluff southeast to the Mississippi River and south to the Louisiana state line. Known to residents as the “birthplace of Arkansas,” this Bayou Country has been the scene for many of the state’s epochal events-first settlement, political intrigue during Reconstruction, the life-changing Flood of 1927.
Joslin tells the entire epic tale in vivid language supplemented by photographs and illustrations.
Central to Bayou Country is the history of Pine Bluff and its citizens. The story of Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas is in many ways the story of the New South, a place bound to the past yet coming to terms with modern America.
From Maine to San Diego, everyone will enjoy spending some time in Bayou Country.