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
Early school experiences remembered: Mrs. Mae McIntyre, of Snake Ridge, ca. 1986 – Foreward by Evelyn Cochran
This story by Mrs. May Mclntyre is told with love and feeling and understanding of her rides to school in a “school bus” of the times, the early 1920s. Getting to school was not easy as you can tell by this delightful story. “Out in the rural” where most of Richland’s citizens lived and worked there were few roads and these were mud-rutted trials. If to school you went, you walked.
Included in this oral history, which was recorded back in 1991, is a history of each community and the history of their names.
A letter from Lieutenant Clinton J. Greene, Chaplain with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, to Mr. Elbert Hill, of Archibald, telling how hi. brother, Private Matt Hill, gave his life for his country. Young Hill had made his home with his brother in this parish for the past five year and was universally loved just for the same virtues he displayed at the time of his great sacrifice.
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
Myrt Hales Grocery, for many of us, was the destination itself: a place for kids to hang out and ride bicycles, a place for farmers to gather and exaggerate a fishing story… Read More
Ezrie “Ezra” T. Eppinette (1917-1996) stationed in Scotland, England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Has never seen his one year-old daughter back home. WWII 1945
Ezrie Eppinette gives update from Belgium Sat, Jan 13, 1945 – 3 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
S/Sgt. Joseph L. Lewis stationed in England, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Husband of Mrs. Gladys Fleming, of Archibald. WWII 1945
S/Sgt. Joseph L. Lewis stationed in England, France, Etc. Sat, Jan 27, 1945 – 6 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Letter home from Sgt. Toma Williams Sat, Jan 27, 1945 – 6 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Private Walter Lee Acklen, Jr., of Archibald, was released from Stalag IV A in Germany on May 7th, at 7:30 p. m., by the Russians. He is now in a hospital In… Read More
PFC. Henry Phillips (1921-2008) of Archibald, Pens Numerous Letters Home While Serving WWII 1943-1945
Letter from PFC. Henry Phillips Sat, Aug 14, 1943 – 3 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Letter home from PFC Henry Phillips Sat, Jan 8,… Read More
RICHLAND PARISH’S SCHOOLS & TEACHERS IN 1925. Schools in Nearby Parish Open Monday for Full Sessions. Special to the News-Star. RAYVILLE, Sept. 9, 1925 – The Schools of Richland parish will begin the 1925-1926 term… Read More
The following is a list of known soldiers lost during times of war, from Richland Parish. If you know of additional soldiers that should be added to this list, please email email@example.com… Read More
Photograph from the Richland Parish Development Board, printed in early 1950’s.
Archibald (Richland) – Archibald was settled during and immediately following the Civil War. Most of the first settlers came from Alabama and eastern Mississippi when Federal forces occupied their homelands. Archibald was… Read More
A Fugutive From Murder Charges was Caught in Richland Parish by Federal Agents and Deputy Sheriff William T. Taylor – Monroe News Star, Feb 14, 1947
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
Here are some great extracts on Richland Parish, which I came across in a 1945 Tour Guide called, “Louisiana: A Guide to the State.” Published in 1947 as part of the Federal… Read More
How the Town of Archibald Got Its Name Thomas Theodore Archibald migrated to Richland Parish Louisiana from Alabama prior to the Civil War. In about 1871 he was joined here by two… Read More