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Sea of Sunflowers

My mom, dog and I took a drive to an area of north Louisiana today where we had never been. We are native south Arkansans and have been all over north Louisiana, or so we thought.

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Gilliam, LA
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Belcher, LA

There is a state highway that parallels I-49 between Shreveport and Texarkana, LA 3049. A string a small, historic towns are along this highway – Gilliam, Belcher, and Dixie. Now Dixie is really just a farm now and not a community but it was thriving back in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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The farm in Dixie grows many things like cotton, maize and peaches but the sunflower field is the coolest.

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Dixie, LA

 

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Dixie, LA

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Dixie, LA

You can read an article featuring the Sunflowers here in the Shreveport Times.

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