Train Depot at Holly Ridge, on the I.C. Line, between 1940 and 1960
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
Included in this oral history, which was recorded back in 1991, is a history of each community and the history of their names.
LOUISE HICKS, one of the thousand guest children at the big Christmas celebration given by George B. Franklin & Son at Holly Ridge, receives a gift from Santa Claus.
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
“All the front line soldiers live in bunkers, as you know, and these bunkers require periodic repairs because of the damage caused by heavy rains and the consequent soil erosion. John was working on the improvement of this bunker when enemy morter fire began falling on his company’s position. An enemy shell exploded very close to the bunker on which John was working, and he was killed instantly.” Mr. and Mrs. Livingston have received information that the body of their son is expected to be returned home about the middle of October.
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.
This is a great map created to show the early settlements of eastern Richland Parish, including the stagecoach stop at Charley Carpenter’s.
Grace Baptist Church in the Mengel Community Sat, Oct 6, 1945 – 2 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Horace G. Cochran – Completes Fiftieth Mission Sat, Feb 3, 1945 – 3 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
IN SOUTH PACIFIC Headquarters, 13th AAF, Southwest Pacific. Corporal Henry A. Buie, whose wife, Mrs. Peggy McCrary Buie, lives at 500 Erin Street, Monroe, Louisiana, has been on foreign duty for fifteen… Read More
Letter from Aubrey Gwin Sat, Apr 5, 1941 – 5 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
S/Sgt. Eugene Inzer reaches destination Sat, Jan 13, 1945 – 3 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Lt. Eugene Inzer, veteran of German campaign sufficiently recovers… Read More
Updated May 14, 2019. Below is a list of known cemeteries, organized by community. See one that’s missing, or have additional info to provide? Message the group admin, or email firstname.lastname@example.org ALTO… Read More
Funeral services for Tommy D. Thompson, 81, of Holly Ridge, were held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Bethel Baptist Church, Holly Ridge, with Bro. David Herrington and Bro…. Read More
Later destroyed by fire.
Third Ward School was located in present day Start, and dually served as a church building. In 1901 there were schools in Girard, Wynn Island, and Hollywood (Robinson Rd.). J.M. Morgan and… Read More
How Richland Parish’s HOLLY RIDGE Got It’s NameHolly Ridge (Richland) – Holly Ridge is an accurately descriptive name. When the Holly Ridge post office was established in November 1911, the community was… Read More
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