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Ferry Crossings

At times research takes us to interesting facts and features. Getting the families moved from Tennessee to Texas required them to cross three major rivers, the Tennessee, the Mississippi and the Red River. 

I did manage to fine an obscure Ferry Fee Schedule and a photo taken around 1880.

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Ferry Fee Schedule

For man and horse....................................................................... .10

For man or horse, either.............................................................. .05

For a carriage or wagon with four or more horses...................... .75

For a pleasure carriage with two horses...................................... .50

For any one horse pleasure carriage or cart................................ .25

For an ox cart or wagon with two oxen...................................... .35

For an ox cart or wagon with more than two oxen.................... .62 1/2

For a dearborn or wagon with three horses or more.................. .35

For sheep, hogs, cattle, goats, etc. each..................................... .02 1/2

 

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