SUGARTOWN

Wow! Africa, Westport, and Sugartown. That’s Juxtaposition.

A word from Curt It’s one of my favorite fancy words: juxtaposition. It’s really a simple word with a short definition: It’s “comparing and contrasting two or more items.” In this week’s Creekbank Storyletter, I’d like to share about three juxtaposed places. Africa.  A week from today, my wife DeDe, sister Colleen, team leaders David and Renee Crane, and others …

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Building the Westport Store: We need your help!

Help us “build” the Westport Store Part of the fun of writing (and reading) fiction is creating images and characters in your mind. Our upcoming novel,  As the Crow Flies, is scheduled for release on Labor Day.  I’ve been living in its location for most of the past year. The Westport Store, also known as the Hatch and Moore Store, …

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Sugartown: Queen of the Frontier

Scroll down through this history to read “Another Iles Comes Home to Sugartown.”   It was once called “The Queen of the Frontier.” There’s not much there now. But it once was the only civilisation between Alexandria and Orange, Texas. It’s called Sugartown.  At one time it was known for much more than just sweet watermelons.   History of Sugartown, …

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Coming Home to Sugartown

Another Iles comes home to Sugartown My Iles ancestors came to what is now Beauregard Parish in about 1819. Before you begin to think I’m puffed up about that, remember this: Most early settlers of this part of Louisiana called “The Outlaw Strip” were runninElg from the law. William Iles and his family found a home among the pine forests …

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