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
Harry W. Addison Narrates History of Richland Parish, ca. 1991 – AUDIO
Included in this oral history, which was recorded back in 1991, is a history of each community and the history of their names.
Samuel Mason: The Cave-In-Rock Pirate Who Prowled the Region’s Waterways (Podcast #2)
Many historians believe that Samuel Mason spent time on the eastern edge of present day Richland Parish, during the early 1800’s. Hence the likely namesake of what became known as Bayou Mason. Today this bayou is known by some as Bayou Mason, while others refer to it as Bayou Macon.
The “Carroll Parish” Section of Richland Parish, ca 1858-1868
This is a great map created to show the early settlements of eastern Richland Parish, including the stagecoach stop at Charley Carpenter’s.
Jesse James – Incidents in the Life of the Dead Bandit. Recalled by a Lady Friend
This is an account of an encounter by a young woman who claims to have seen Jesse James and to have had an encounter with him in Delhi, Louisiana. The Times-Democrat. New Orleans,… Read More
Peter Oliver – Deerfield (Delhi) Post Office – 1840’s
This information is courtesy of William Eugene Griffin, of Palm Springs, CA. One of the earliest post offices in what is now Richland Parish was established by Peter Oliver at Deerfield (now… Read More