In October 2008 I took a two day road trip with my wife. We went to Indiana and then came back via some back roads along the river. Along the way we arrived at the scenic and unique riverside village called Rabbit Hash.
According to the Rabbit Hash website: “The town’s name, “Rabbit Hash” is said to have originated during the flood of 1847 when the abundant local rabbit population was driven to higher ground and became a food staple in a special stew called “hash.” Little documented history of Rabbit Hash actually survives, primarily because devastating Ohio River floods in 1884, 1913 and 1937 deluged the little town and ruined many records.”
Rabbit Hash is basically a small hamlet built around an old general store and fun concepts, such as a dog for Mayor. Lucy Lou is the second dog mayor, following the great lead of Junior Cochran.
The Rabbit Hash General Store has been around since before the 1930s. In 1937 it was completely submerged by a flood but has still remained standing. A walk through the store brings one back to those times with many unique items.
One can get all sorts of Rabbit Hash souvenirs, if interested. Fun Fun Fun.
Welcome to Uncertain, TX, a small village on the side of Caddo Lake in eastern Texas bordering Louisiana. This is the home of the largest natural fresh water lake in Texas and is also home to a huge swamp…yes, gators and pelicans and swamp things, oh my…
Uncertain derives its name from surveyors who were attempting to delineate the border between Texas and Louisiana and discovered that they were “uncertain” as to which side of the line they were on as they began surveying that particular part of Caddo Lake. I can imagine why this is. The swamp always changes.
I got to Uncertain on a cool February morning in 2010. Fisherman were readying their boats to head to the swamp…all bundled in warm clothes. The village was quiet, only the sound of birds in the air. So, I drove around, got a few photos and enjoyed the beauty of the swamp on a brisk, early morning…
After seeing the unlikely name of a church….A Church of Uncertain…I was hooked into this place.
The swamp is quite serene and beautiful. Here are three photos I took of the swamp.