Listen To The Recorded Story By Mary Mhoon (Noble) Ball, ca., 1991. Recorded as part of a collection created for the first annual Pickin’ and Ginnin’ Festival, entitled “A Great Place to Call Home” (Originally compiled by Amelia Grace Jordan)
Luke J. Letlow
Winning the day since 1979. Politics, History, Travel, Writing.
From Start, Louisiana
It’s difficult to find a better source than the works of Bennie McLain Hixon (1923-2014), when it comes to research on Richland Parish and particularly, the first settlements along Boeuf River. Thanks… Read More
I. C. Freight Train Plunges Into Boeuf River Near Girard Workman Left Switch Open; Fireman and Brakeman Only Slightly Injured In One of Most Costly Wrecks In History of Railroad The Richland… Read More
Remembering Bennie Charles Robinson, Sr., (1928-2019) Staying busy was always Ben’s way of life. While living in Alexandria, he developed an interest in restoring a 1929 Ford Model A car with a… Read More
Successful Planter, Mercantile Businessman, and Esteemed Citizen of Richland Parish Mr. Noble was born in Ouachita parish in 1851, and removed to Richland Parish in 1875, where he has resided ever since…. Read More
50+ Year Member of Richland Parish Police Jury. C.W. Earle (1891-1966) Louisiana’s Police Jury Association elected Earle as “Mr. Police Juror” and was named “Mr. Local Government” by the National Association of County Officials.
Planter, Police Juror, State Representative, and President of the Tensas Basin Levee District “The Balfours of Boeuf” Written by Stella Balfour Jack, Deceased. Excerpted from Richland Memories, Volume 1. page 13-14 Charles… Read More
During the past month the five dens had been studying the movies, with the groups completing several projects which gave insight into making of movies, use of the camera, principal of the lens, etc. The sixth den, the Webelos Den, under Mr. Bob Gates, had continued their study of the Boy Scout Tenderfoot requirements.
“It is imperative that those in high elective office not only hear what the people are saying, they must listen.” “Men must be decided,” he pointed out, “on what they will not… Read More
A photo of 1900s Delhi, with Bradley Brothers in the background, along with the railroad.
Many historians believe that Samuel Mason spent time on the eastern edge of present day Richland Parish, during the early 1800’s. Hence the likely namesake of what became known as Bayou Mason. Today this bayou is known by some as Bayou Mason, while others refer to it as Bayou Macon.
The City High School and the Calhoun Experimental Station The City High School and the Calhoun Experimental Station — Read on ouachitaparishhistory.com/2019/12/20/the-city-high-school-and-the-calhoun-experimental-station/
Alto Cultural Club History Inseparable From That Of Alto, written by Mrs. Daniel Ryan Sartor, Assisted by Mrs. Earl Thomason, ca 1969
The history of Alto Cultural Club is intertwined with that of the picturesque and historical village it serves. One of northeast Louisiana’s first known pioneer communities. Alto is located near the center of Richland Parish and situated on the high east side of a beautiful curve in Boeuf River.
DHS 1945-46 sophomore class Members of the 1945-46 sophomore class at Delhi High School were, back row, Claxton McDaris, Combs Copes, C.W. Coleman, Henrietta McKeithen, Mary Vee Ryals, Joyce Hicks, Christine Gunderson,… Read More
In the early 1900’s, this was the clothing style favored by the parents of young boys. Standing is Wilburn Leary, who was born in 1907 and passed away in 1982, and seated… Read More
Evelyn and Horace Cochran opened the doors of Cochran Tractor and Implement Company on Highway 80 West in Rayville in Aug. 1953 and was one of Rayville’s leading business for genera- tions… Read More
Courtesy of the Richland Beacon News.
This photograph shows all but one person attending Rayville High School during the 1913-14 school year. Included in the group are grades seven through 11. Teachers that year were Professor L.A. Smith,… Read More