An awful lot of times folks have had problems finding Bordeaux Point RV Park, at least for the very first time. We have done our best to make it easy with signs, billboards, and we even have a map on the bottom of the website to help ya out.
Tunica manufacturing was a quilting plant which made furniture pads. AD was headed there from the Lula pulp yard. It was run by a man known as Pickerwood. He drove the lift that loaded the train cars with pulp wood. Pickerwood lived and worked out of a green Dodge motor home parked next to an old garage. AD was his apprentice and every Saturday afternoon they'd go to the woods and cut trees to drive stakes in the ground. They'd do this by felling the trunks on the stakes and betting who could come closest to hitting their stakes.
In 1969 both of my brothers were in college while I was in high school, living at home with my dad. He had a heart condition and sugar-poor health. Bard came home from college for the summer. He decided he would stay out a semester and help with dad.
There once was a man called Big Roy, who had the gift of gab. He ran the bait shop and think-tank here at Bordeaux Point.
In Tait Tate's early years, at age of 19, he went to work as a forester for the Mississippi Forestry Commission. He sent us this story.
Back in time, December 1985 preparing for my first up-coming Crappie season. That’s mat building time. All fish need structure to feed and not to be a bigger fish's meal.
Back in the early '80’s, before we had armadillos, coyotes, and fire ants, rabbit hunting was a must. Around the Big Muddy, its islands were renown for what we refer to as Swampers, not the cute Cotton Tails. These are large rabbits average 2’ long 4-5 lbs. dressed.
In May of 1540 the Conquistador Hernando De Soto and his 400 troops discovered the banks of the great Mississippi River, which is now the location of Bordeaux Point RV Park.
In 1963, on Tunica Lake (then called the Tunica Cutoff) there were 3 fishing camps. Sparkey’s then is now called Rick’s, Poor’s camp became Bordeaux RV Park, and H & R camp, now non existent and just woods. This was before Nel-Win was built. The Tunica Cutoff was, and is, the finest fishing lake within 200 miles of Memphis.
My Dad was born February 13th 1910, he and his identical twin brother Clarence. They lived at 1390 Venton, in what is now mid town between Union Av. and Central Av. Grand Dad planted two Red Oaks, one for each boy.