The following was written in the March 16, 1895 Beacon. Interesting to note the attention given to propaganda and fear, as it relates to making life decisions…
As one might expect, there was more than a fair share of opponents, including the editor of the Richland Beacon-News. Here’s an editorial that ran, questioning the wisdom and need for quarantine.
From the blog, “A World Apart, A World Within”
Tom Haney House – 1 Thu, Dec 30, 1999 – 20 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com Signed witness on legal papers with Carpenter family Thu, Dec 30, 1999 –… Read More
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 photo of 1900s Delhi, with Bradley Brothers in the background, along with the railroad.
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.
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
https://richlandroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/William-B.-Hatcher.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Back in 2012, I was asked to give the commencement speech for the 8th grade class of Start Jr. High. I took… Read More
In 1896, Richland Voters Elected This Young Drug-Store Salesman From Alto As Their New Sheriff: The Story of William N. Traylor
In 1896, Richland Parish elected its third Sheriff, William N. Traylor. The election however, was one of the closest elections in parish history, where communities divided and rival accusations reached a boiling… Read More
What began as basic research into the name of a little known community in Richland Parish, Louisiana, led to the discovery of a man whose life story demonstrated great success; but ended shockingly different than I might ever have imagined. It is a story of much more than a place name, and one that I hope will now be around for a long time.
Ted enlisted in the Marine Corps early in 1943 and participated in the battles of two Jima and Sai-pan and was a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He was discharged from the service in 1947 and re-enlisted in February, 1948. As a private first class, he accompanied his unit when it sailed for the Korean conflict on’ August 17. On September 8 he wrote from Pusan to tell his parents that he had not yet been in battle but that he believed he would be within a short time. No further news was received of him until the official notification of his death.
Cpl. Glynn Ray Biggs, of Delhi Killed During Korean War, ca 1950. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Corporal Biggs was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 7, 1950, and died later that day. Corporal Biggs was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876: Testimony of Richland Parish Residents Before Select Congressional Committee
Congressional Oversight committee hearing interviews with white and black residents of Richland Parish, concerning the highly disputed election results in the 1876 Presidential Election.
This is a great map created to show the early settlements of eastern Richland Parish, including the stagecoach stop at Charley Carpenter’s.
“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
Lamar Bryant – Fishing Rodeo Wed, Jul 14, 1937 – Page 10 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com