The exhibit case above displays some of the artifacts from the Jefferson Jewish Community which had arrived about 1836 to trade with the Cherokee.
Old times are not forgotten"
On exhibit are artifacts recovered from Caddo Lake. They are part of the sidewheel steamboat Mittie Stephens that burn on February 12,1869 near the state line. Sixty-one souls of 107 were lost that night. She served on the New Orleans - Red River route. At that time Jefferson was the head of the navigation via Caddo Lake.
Jefferson Historical Society & Museum