|The twelve military installations* in the Red River Valley - five in Louisiana, three in Oklahoma, and four in
Texas - show above any other cultural feature how closely history is linked between the three states. Spanning
five wars - the French Indian War, the Texas Revolution, the Mexican-American, Civil, and Indian Wars - the forts
not only record the progress of the southwestern frontier, but also what has been lost in the American quest for
Below is a map of the Red River Valley and the locations of the eleven governmental (not private) forts,
numbered in order of their establishment. Click on the fort's names to learn about each one.
|Red River Fort Tour
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