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No Man's Land Presentation



On Saturday, February 8, guest presenter Michael Mumaugh of the Cane River National Heritage Area will present a fascinating program on the notorious Sabine Free State, a.k.a. "No Man's Land," created during the early 19th century in what is today Western Louisiana.  The program will begin in the museum theater at 2 p.m.
Between 1804 and 1821 the border between the United States (Western Louisiana) and Spanish Texas was disputed. To prevent a possible border war, a de facto Neutral Strip or "No Man's Land" was established which quickly became a haven for outlaws as well as those looking to be left alone. Says Mumaugh, "If you thought the 'wild west' was in New Mexico and Arizona in the late 1800s, then you need to look at the Texas/Louisiana borderlands of 1804! Murderers, cattle rustlers, conspirators, pirates, settlers with determination— all of these can be found in Louisiana's No Man's Land."


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Mansfield State Historic Site is located at 15149 LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana.  Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under admitted free.  For more information call 318.872.1474 locally, toll-free 888.677.6267, or visit our Facebook page at



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