“I know, our grandfather, Ruben Scott, came here in the 1830s from North Carolina. He was with a group that banded together and came south. They stopped in Arkansas, and a Scott went to Natchez, Miss., and a Jones went on to New Orleans.”
Where Does Boeuf River Begin? By the Beouf with Beth, ca., 1963 The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana29 Jun 1963, Sat • Page 3 ….The beginning of Boeuf River has baffled me. You… Read More
Descriptions of Boeuf River, as written in “By the Boeuf with Beth,” ca., 1963 The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana16 Feb 1963, Sat • Page 5 BY THE BOEUF WITH BETH – About… Read More
Eula D. Britton Elementary Champs: Morehouse and Richland – “Boys” 1959-1960. Photo includes NBA great “Elvin Hayes” and Rayville Mayor Harry “Kayo” Lewis.
RICHLAND PARISH, La. (KNOE) – A historically black school in Rayville is making its mark in the community. After years of reunions, 1960 graduate Quincy Mason took it upon himself to preserve the school’s rich history.
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
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.
“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
From the Richland Beacon News, 17 Oct 1964, Sat • Page 1 Pictured during a visit to the parish sheriff ‘s office last week is Waldorf S. Traylor, son of the late… Read More
From The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana) · 21 Mar 1964, Sat · Page 1 The Frazier Bailey family of Rayville (at right) are the proud owners of a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500… Read More
The Richland Parish Beacon reported the first bale of cotton had been ginned for 1967 on August 6th of that year. (Bonus points: The #1 song on the radio that week was… Read More
Congressman Passman Discusses Issues, Political Frustrations With Setting Up Initial Poverty Point “Deal.” May 11, 1963
This was an interesting article detailing some of the early challenges and the politics involved with the creation of Poverty Point as a historic park. Poverty Point has now become known as… 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
Jacklyn Sims Sat, Mar 18, 1961 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
R.S. Hargis Honored Sat, Jan 7, 1961 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Back in 1960, Corporal Willie E Frost, a graduate of Mangham High School who played on their 1956 State Championship Football team, became acquainted with with Elvis Presley while each were stationed… Read More
Garrett Sullivan was born on Friday, July 27, 1894. He was the eldest of seven children born to Henry Graton Sullivan and Lillie Eliza (Liza’) Smith. Graton was 23 and Liza was… Read More
A name I’ve come across often while researching history in Richland Parish is Mrs. Earline Williams Sartor (1891-1963). In addition to stories she retold that were passed down to her, in reference… 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.