The bell, from 1881 to 1950, hung in the belfry of the old courthouse building and it was almost lost when the old building was demolished to make way for the present structure. For the price of $50.00 it was redeemed from the contractor and has been stored in the parish highway barn awaiting the time when sufficient public Interest would demand Its restoration.
Rayville’s Historically Black School Awarded with Historical Marker
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.
Remembering Former Longtime Rayville Mayor, Joe Kalil (1922-1996) – AUDIO
Mr. Kalil, the son of immigrant parents from Lebanon, held the mayor’s post from 1970 until 1994. For ten years prior to that, from 1960 until his election as mayor in 1970, he was a member of the Board of Aldermen. Active in state levels as well, Mr. Kalil was a member and leader of the Louisiana Municipal Association, serving in 1974 and 75 as its president. For the remainder of his life, he was a valued member of the LMA Executive Board. In addition, he served on the Louisiana Municipal Retirement System and had been chairman of that board for the past 20 years.
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
“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
J.C. Letlow Earns Ph.D. From LSU, ca 1974
Cloyce. Letlow phd Sat, May 25, 1974 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Former Richland Clerk Haire Never challenged in 30+ years of elections
…she might just hold the record in Louisiana for serving the most number of years in one office without ever having her name on the ballot for voters to pull.
Richland Parish School Board, 1970’s
Here is a photograph of the Richland Parish School Board during the 1970’s.
How Richland Parish Voted In Every Presidential Race Since 1872
Let’s take a look at some statistics, and the results from every Presidential Campaign since Richland Parish Louisiana was created in 1868.
Cotton & Bolton Law Firm, circa 1975
It is impressive that Richland Parish produced attorneys that did what some of these men have done, and all of them from one firm. Picture of the attorneys of the Cotton &… Read More
Aug 1979 – Campaign Ad for Bubba Thomason
Funny Campaign Ad in the local paper for Bubba Thomason
Richland Parish Native Stanley Wade Taylor Loses Life Vietnam
Richland Parish Native Stanley Wade Taylor Loses Life Vietnam Army to honor Mangham hero with building,” found in the Richland Beacon News on Thursday Oct. 2, 2003 “Wade,” as he was known… Read More
Richland Parish Postmasters
ALTO Mrs. Belle Hicks ARCHIBALD Mr. Leonard B. Archibald Mr. Leonard B. Archibald, Jr. DELHI Mrs. Ethel Montgomery Mr. Joseph Stegall Mr. Willie Arthur Dearman Mr. Eugene Konterzky Mr. Willie Arthur Dearman… Read More
List of Vietnam War Casualties from Richland Parish
Vietnam (Richland, Louisiana) Conflict: Vietnam State: Louisiana Town: Richland Casualties: 4 Casualties TROY LEE FLINT – LA (May 12, 1970) Vietnam CHARLES RICHARD MORGAN – LA (February 13, 1968) Vietnam STANLEY WADE… Read More
Former Sheriffs of Richland Parish
Former Sheriffs of Richland Parish 01.) 1866-1878, A.J. Liddell, Democrat 02.) 1878-1896, Lem Scott, Democrat, Girard 03.) 1896-1912, William Neal Traylor 04.) 1912-1916, W.T. Oliver 05.) 1916-1924, Mark A. Cooper 06.) 1924-1936,… Read More