In the early 1930s the Sibley family lived on the edge of the Sabine River bottom on the Louisiana side, across the river from Hemphill, Texas. This used to be called no man's land and was claimed by both the United States and Mexico. Today the Sabine River is the dividing line between Louisiana and Texas. In the early '30s, however, most of the big forest country of the Sabine River bottom was still called no man's land.
By 1938 we wound up living even farther into the river bottom about a mile and a half from Negreet Creek. We lived down a narrow log road about