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.
Remembering Former Richland Parish Sheriff, Mark A. Cooper (1916-1924)
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…
Photo: Crew Lake Train Station/Depot, ca., 1927 Flood
The Naming of “Lucknow and Mhoon’s Landing”
The romantic names, Lucknow and Mhoon’s landing, lured me to Ward Six this week. I’m delighted that I went! I saw and learned more in my recent jaunts to the west side of the Boeuf, than I’ve known in all the years we’ve lived so close to Ward Six, on the east side of the Boeuf.
African-American School History in Richland Parish
Lists of African-American Schools in Richland Parish.
William A. Beck, Sr., M.D., of Mangham (1893-1969) – “A Pioneer In Medicine”
Dr. Beck was born in Gainesville, Alabama in 1896 and moved to Mangham, Louisiana at an early age where he received his elementary education and later entered Homer College, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, prior to entering Meharry Medical College in 1918. Dr. Beck was a professor of clinical medicine at Meharry for 25 years prior to having a successful private practice in Los Angeles for 23 years.
Remembering Mrs. Mary Mhoon (Noble) Ball, of Charlieville (1918-1993) – AUDIO
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)
Remembering C.M. Noble, Sr., of Charlieville (1851-1924)
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
Remembering Charles P. Balfour, of Girard (1849-1921)
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
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.
Rayville’s College Students Home For Christmas In 1927
The Rayville college boys and girls are home for the holidays. Among the number who have come to spend Christmas with their parents and home folks arc John and Hugh Walker Whatley,… Read More
Pickin’ and Ginnin’ in Richland Parish and A Short History on the Subject
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.
Duncan Buie, Prominent In Politics, Dead, ca. 1924
From The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) · 6 Jun 1924, Fri · Page 1 DUNCAN BUIE, PROMINENT IN POLITICS, DEAD Former State Highway Engineer Succumbs to Brief Illness at Capital. Baton Rouge, June… Read More
Home of Henry Taylor, ca 1920’s
Old home place of Henry Taylor. It’s location was approximately in the northeast corner of the cloverleaf interstate exchange on I-20 in Start, Louisiana.
Wreck On I.C. Attracts Many Near Rayville, ca 1926
Blood Found Underneath Car Proved That of Cow. Rayville Train Wreck Tue, Nov 23, 1926 – Page 2 · The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com RAYVILLE, NOV . 23.— The wreck… Read More
Former Confederate Captain R.H.G. Gaines Dies, 1922.
He has lived an exemplary life of honesty, faithfulness and service for good, and his influence will long be felt. He was as brave and unselfish and generous, a man as we have we have ever known, and his charity knew no bounds. His fearless and spotless manhood should be an inspiration to all his young friends.
Railroad Depots and Railroad Structures of Richland Parish since 1853
EAST/WEST ROUTES (1853-CURRENT) Originally Vicksburg, Shreveport & Texas Railroad (1853 – 1868) Formerly North Louisiana & Texas Railroad (1868 – 1879) Formerly Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific (1879 – 1926) Part of Queen… Read More
Fireman Killed on Dummy Rail Line at Dehlco. 1926
Allen C. Girod, aged 23 years, white fireman on the “Dummy” line of the Delta Hardwood Lumber company, inc., fell beneath the cars or the log tram doing some switching in the… Read More
The Bryant Place on Joe’s Bayou and Cow Bayou
Sgt. Noble E. Ellington Killed In Action #WWII 1945
Through the medium of a telegram the first of the week from the War Department at Washington, D. C, the family learned the distressing news that Sergeant Noble E. Ellington, 25, of… Read More