Eula D. Britton Elementary Champs: Morehouse and Richland – “Boys” 1959-1960. Photo includes NBA great “Elvin Hayes” and Rayville Mayor Harry “Kayo” Lewis.
Remembering Dolores “Dolly” Sapp, of Start (1933-2019)
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
Rayville Cub Scout Pack Meeting, ca 1958
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.
Delhi High School 1945-46 sophomore class
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
Cochran Tractor & Implement, ca 1953
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
Rayville High School Class of 1954
Courtesy of the Richland Beacon News.
The Building of Courthouses in Richland Parish (and the Courthouse that Never Was)
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.
Cpl. John Archibald Livingston, of Rayville, Killed in Korean War, ca 1952
“All the front line soldiers live in bunkers, as you know, and these bunkers require periodic repairs because of the damage caused by heavy rains and the consequent soil erosion. John was working on the improvement of this bunker when enemy morter fire began falling on his company’s position. An enemy shell exploded very close to the bunker on which John was working, and he was killed instantly.” Mr. and Mrs. Livingston have received information that the body of their son is expected to be returned home about the middle of October.
Pfc. James E. Kimball, of West Carroll, Son of Robert Kimball of Richland, Killed in Action In Korean War, ca 1953
James E. Kimball KIA – Korean War Thu, Apr 2, 1953 – 1 · The West Carroll Gazette (Oak Grove, Louisiana) Pfc. James E. Kimball, 21, a former resident of West Carroll… Read More
Cpl. Ernest J. Wisenor, of Rayville, KIA In Korean War, ca 1950
Corporal Wisenor was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 13, 1950. Corporal Wisenor was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Herman Lamar Driskell, Jr. Killed In Korean War, ca 1950
Family Told Lt. Driskell Killed in Korean War. Driskell was forced to march to North Korea on the “Tiger Death March”, and shot by a guard on a train to Manpo, North Korea on September 7, 1950.
Pfc. Monroe Cater, Jr. first Richland Parish casualty in Korean War, ca 1950
Pfc. Monroe Cater, Jr. first Richland Parish casualty of Korean War
Cpl. Billy F. Reddick, age 19, Makes Supreme Sacrifice in Korean War. Reddick’s Heroism and Bravery Recognized In Numerous Press Reports, ca 1952
The following clips include several references to Billy Reddick, of Rayville, who was ultimately killed in the Korean War at the young age of 19. The following articles are in chronological order, and tell of Reddick’s Bravery, Heroism, and Ultimate Sacrifice.
Remembering Korean War Casualties of Richland Parish
“Our Nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met”-Korean War Memorial Eight heroic soldiers are on record… Read More
Cpl. John R. Durham of Rayville Injured, Captured, Escapes, During Battle of Chosin Reservoir, in 1950 #KoreanWar
The Richland Beacon printed the following account of Durham’s participation in the massacre. Written from Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 11, 1950. Letter from John Durham during Korea Sat, Dec 30, 1950 – ·… 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
Mangham High School Seniors Visit Galveston Beach – 1959
Left to right, bottom row: James Hutson, Tim Fife, David Thomason, J. C. Clingfost, William Garsee, Wilfred Burgess, Paul Etier, Oliver Williams, Carl Pitman. left to right second row from bottom :… Read More
The History of Mangham High School
Excerpted from Mangham High history Thu, May 22, 1975 – 20 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Mangham High School had its beginning in a one-story… 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
New Boeuf River Bridge Built on U.S. 80, ca. 1956
New boeuf River Bridge Sat, Feb 4, 1956 – 4 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com