Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake

Narrator Thad Sitton

Photographs by Carolyn Brown

Foreword by Andrew Sansom

978-1-62349-239-7 Cloth
11 x 10 x 0 in
188 pp. 109 color photos. Map. Bib. Index.
Pub Date: 01/20/2015


  • Cloth $30.00
Winner, 2016 Mixed Media Artistic Book Award, sponsored by the East Texas Historical Association
In a stunning tribute to one of Texas’ most enigmatic waterways, a veteran East Texas historian and a professional photographer have together created an homage to a lake like no other—half Texas, half Louisiana, a swampy labyrinth of bald cypress and water plants filled with mystery, legend, and a staggering amount of biological complexity.

Classified as a Category 1 Habitat for wildlife by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and encompassing a state wildlife management area as well as a state park, Caddo Lake and adjacent areas have also been designated as a Ramsar Site under the international convention to preserve world-class wetlands and their waterfowl. In both words and pictures, writer Thad Sitton and photographer Carolyn Brown have captured the human, animal, and plant life of Caddo, as well as the history of the lake itself, better likened to an ever-changing network of cypress woodlands, bayou-like channels, water-plant meadows, and hardwood bottoms covered more or less by water.

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Will and Pamela Harte Series on Water and the Environment, sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University

Published by Texas A&M University Press