Luke J. Letlow
Winning the day since 1979. Politics, History, Travel, Writing.
From Start, Louisiana
Excerpts from the Memoirs of C.C. Davenport on the NW Section of Richland Parish (Girard and Crew Lake)
From the memoirs of C.C. Davenport, concerning the areas of Richland Parish formerly part of the Morehouse Section See Full Memoirs Here …To continue my Memoirs of the early settlement of Morehouse… Read More
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Show Streets of Rayville in 1944
From the 4-H files… back in 1960 Now here’s a guy I know pretty well. Don’t think I knew dad raised a cow and some turkeys when he was 15 though! –… Read More
The City high school annual class play, which is ready an institution, will perhaps have to be abandoned this year and consequently there is a feeling generally of disappointment.
There has been much discussion over the years about a mysterious well made of stone located on US Hwy 80 on the east side of Ouachita Parish. If you’re traveling east leaving Monroe, it can be seen
Minutes of the Bayou Macon 1st-Annual Session, ca., 1870
The following was written in the March 16, 1895 Beacon. Interesting to note the attention given to propaganda and fear, as it relates to making life decisions…
His lifelong occupation was that of planter in addition to having been engaged in business and having served in public office. He was an elder in the Rayville Presbyterian Church and was a past Worshipful Master of the R. F. McGuire Masonic Lodge of Rayville and a Shriner…
As one might expect, there was more than a fair share of opponents, including the editor of the Richland Beacon-News. Here’s an editorial that ran, questioning the wisdom and need for quarantine.
Hayes was shy, introverted and extremely close to his mother. He knew leaving for Texas would be tough. Even the car ride to get from his home in Rayville, Louisiana to the University of Houston was terrifying.
From the blog, “A World Apart, A World Within”
“The Beale Family Settles on Clear Lake” as told by Mr. Ernest Cook, ca., 1965 in “By the Boeuf with Beth” ….Mr. Ernest Cook and his wife of Baton Rouge came back… Read More
Seated by the open fireplace where a log burned slowly, we sipped black coffee Mrs. Etier had served us. Mr. Etier spieled off some French and momentarily I felt like I was in south Louisiana….
“I know, our grandfather, Ruben Scott, came here in the 1830s from North Carolina. He was with a group that banded together and came south. They stopped in Arkansas, and a Scott went to Natchez, Miss., and a Jones went on to New Orleans.”
R.F. McGuire Lodge No. 209, Chartered February 15th, 1871