Pine Island and Vicinity
[RP] The exact location of the 40 acre property purchased by John Joseph Dordan in 1897 for his family is somewhere within this area of northwest Louisiana, as were the Robertson and Huckabay family residences. But since I have not been able to determine precise location of the Dordan plot with certainty, it is not shown. The family referred to it as the "Pine Island" property, as it is by my Dad in some of the captions captured in this site. But it is likely that over time "Pine Island" came to refer to a larger area than the geographic region just northeast of Oil City that gave it's name to the Oil field that was established there in 1907. Helen Dordan Huckabay states that the property was "near Gilliam" in her memoir, which would probably locate it northeast of the Pine Island area circled. We also know that property was adjacent to Black Bayou, which runs towards Gilliam as can be seen. So it's likely that the property was located somewhere from the Pine Island are circled, along Black Bayou, up to a point in the vicinity of Giliam. Note the locations of the Pine Island (originally Baptist) Church, the Huckabay farm, and Monterey Lake are indicated.