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
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.
TITCHE FUNERAL PLANNED FOR TUESDAY MORNING Will Be Conducted at Residence; Was Prominent Locally The funeral of Charles Titche, 70, will be held at 903 North Second street tomorrow morning at 10… Read More
Lists of African-American Schools in Richland Parish.
The following works were written in conjunction with the WPA (Works Progress Administration of Louisiana), ca., 1935. These documents have been recently digitized as part of the Louisiana Digital Library, and are… Read More
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.
Personal Remembrances of Mrs. Dolly Sapp The communities of Start and Crew Lake were saddened with the loss of Mrs. Dolores “Dolly” Sapp, on December 28, 2019. I’ve known Mrs. Dolores my… 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
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.
Richland Parish has had a total of three courthouses since it’s founding in 1868. All three of these courthouses were located in the same location as the present courthouse.
E.G. Overton of Rayville And Formerly of Monroe Is Slain
What began as basic research into the name of a little known community in Richland Parish, Louisiana, led to the discovery of a man whose life story demonstrated great success; but ended shockingly different than I might ever have imagined. It is a story of much more than a place name, and one that I hope will now be around for a long time.
Concerning the joint convention of Union and Confederates veterans at Gettysburg in 1838, he stated: “My wife don’t want me to go, she thinks I’ll get in another fight with them d—Yankees, and maybe I would, Mr. Ker said.” David Corbin Ker
The following is an account of the tornado which struck the Archibald and Mangham communities in 1936. From Sat, Jul 4, 1936 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States… Read More
Lamar Bryant – Fishing Rodeo Wed, Jul 14, 1937 – Page 10 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Uriah Millsaps Sun, Mar 3, 1935 – Page 1 · Monroe Morning World (Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
The following are several news clips relating to the use of German prisoner’s of war that indicates their almost certain presence on Richland Parish farms during World War II. Senator Overton, of… Read More
“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
Anyone who has spent much time growing up in Northeast Lousiana has undoubtedly heard a “panther” story or two. As Terry L. Jones writes in his column “Panther Tales,” published in Country… Read More