R.F. McGuire Lodge No. 209, Chartered February 15th, 1871
Lists of African-American Schools in Richland Parish.
The Clement family was lead by Joseph S. Clement and Mary Hill Clement. Joseph and Mary lived in Newton County, Mississippi, while all of their ten children were born. In 1900, the patriarch, Joseph S. Clement, died there. Mary Hill Clement then moved to Northeast Louisiana, along with 8 of her ten children.
The Tragic Death of Rayville Native Hervey Mangham: LSU Baseball Star Dies From Accident On The Ball Field (ca., 1908)
Hervey Mangham was born the tenth of ten children. His mother and father faced heartbreak after heartbreak earlier in their marriage. All five of their first five children died in infancy or at a very young age…. Read More
A photo of 1900s Delhi, with Bradley Brothers in the background, along with the railroad.
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
https://richlandroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/William-B.-Hatcher.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Back in 2012, I was asked to give the commencement speech for the 8th grade class of Start Jr. High. I took… Read More
Back in August of 1991, many Richland Parish residents will remember the excitement and buzz about the first annual “Pickin’ and Ginnin’ Festival.” The festival always drew large crowds, but after a while, the work involved to pull off a successful festival became too great, and the festival eventually ended. Jennie Joe Siscoe, who often wrote several great historical columns for the Beacon, penned this history about growing cotton in Richland Parish.
“Auld Lang Syne” A look back at the ‘New Year’s celebrations, resolutions, tragedies and regrets in Richland Parish
We have recently taken time to bid farewell to 2018, while looking forward to all that awaits our future in this last year of our “teens,” 2019. I recently looked back to… Read More
St. David’s Episcopal Church, built in 1909 in Rayville, is on the National Register of Historic Places
St. David’s Episcopal Church (1909) stands on the northwest corner of a busy intersection in the Richland Parish seat of Rayville. The church is located in a somewhat transitional area immediately south… Read More
This church was destroyed within the last twenty-five years, but it’s history was and still is a cherished one. It was placed on the National Register of Historic places back in 1989…. Read More
The Boies family lived near Red Mouth, or Charlieville.
The following column, which ran in the August 10th, 1902 publication of the Shreveport Times, page 6. Special to the Times. Rayville – Glowing Description of the Town’s Prosperity Rayville, La., Aug 9 –… Read More
Dunn is a small community on Highway 80 five miles west of Delhi. Often, people that live in Richland Parish might joke that when God created the heavens and earth, it began… Read More
Wiley P. Mangham, the namesake for the Town of Mangham, Louisiana, was an instrumental figure in late 19th century Richland Parish. Mangham was well known across the entire state, and established the… Read More
Let’s take a look at some statistics, and the results from every Presidential Campaign since Richland Parish Louisiana was created in 1868.
Third Ward School was located in present day Start, and dually served as a church building. In 1901 there were schools in Girard, Wynn Island, and Hollywood (Robinson Rd.). J.M. Morgan and… Read More
Start (Richland) – Start is on Highway 80, six miles west of Rayville, the parish seat. For a number of years James Madison Morgan was postmaster of the Start post office, which… Read More
Mangham (Richland) – Mangham was incorporated in 1907, but a community was there as early as Reconstruction days. In 1915, fire destroyed blocks of the town. The great flood of 1927 brought… Read More
How Richland Parish’s HOLLY RIDGE Got It’s NameHolly Ridge (Richland) – Holly Ridge is an accurately descriptive name. When the Holly Ridge post office was established in November 1911, the community was… Read More