If you are interested in Civil War or local history in Northeast Louisiana, a really good book I recently read … Continue reading Local Book Review: Kate Stone’s Brokenburn, with Mentions of Delhi and Crew Lake
In 1890, Rayville was almost renamed Chenault City. Note that this Chenault only has one "L". Apparently this was to … Continue reading Chenault City?
From the Monroe News-Star, August 22, 1925; page 1 MONROE MAN AIDS COUPLE; MONEY TAKEN; ROBBERS IN BREAK Man and … Continue reading Aug 22, 1925 – Dixie-Overland Bridge Is Scene of Successful Road Hold-Up
This list is a compilation of several lists. It is without question an incomplete list. If you know of additional … Continue reading Confederate Veterans Buried In Richland Parish
The following is a list of known soldiers lost during times of war, from Richland Parish. If you know of … Continue reading Remembering Richland’s Soldiers Lost on Memorial Day
In 1935, Richland Parish was partially mapped by the Corps of Engineers. On the high resolution version, you can often … Continue reading 1935 COE Map of Richland
While researching young Hervey Mangham, I realized that his story happened 99 years ago this week. So here’s an attempt from … Continue reading In 1908, LSU Baseball Star from Rayville dies from tragic baseball accident.
The following column, which ran in the August 10th, 1902 publication of the Shreveport Times, page 6. Special to the Times. Rayville … Continue reading RAYVILLE – Glowing Description of the Town’s Prosperity (from 1902)
Col. S.W. Hill, the oldest and one of the most respected citizens of Ouachita Parish, died at his home on South Grand Street, near the parish High School shortly before 2 o’clock this afternoon. He was 91 years old. Continue reading Col. S. W. Hill – An Irish Confederate engineer, lain to rest in Richland.
In a great article a few years ago in the Bastrop Daily Enterprise, Wes Helbling wrote a great article commemorating the … Continue reading The Baron de Bastrop
The next time you are in the Post Office in Rayville, be sure and check out the large artwork on … Continue reading New Deal Art in Louisiana
This is a great story written by a local historian, Lora Peppers, about a convict camp that was once located … Continue reading The Crew Lake Horror