Southern Tier- Virtual Bike Tour- West to East: Wrapping up Texas and into Louisiana
On a tour you keep pedaling along. As long and you are walking, coasting, or pedaling, the rubber is moving along. Your little efforts move you along to your destination. I have been plugging along on the Southern Tier starting at the end of September. On October 22 I enter the west part of Texas. One thousand miles later I am now in Louisiana. I have now traveled over 2000 miles on this route. The sites have been interesting.
This area too was a lumber area. The railroad came to this section of the state and created Bon Wier. The name comes from the two last names of founders. Now I cross the river and into Louisiana.
In De Ridder the elevation is 203'. This was a town of over 10,000 and it had many good services. This town was named after a railroad financier. It seems like so many towns on my western routes have names somehow connected to the railroad. It was the railroad that opened so many areas.
Take a break to see something interesting and then back on the road. https://forestheritagemuseum.org/
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