From the 4-H files… back in 1960 Now here’s a guy I know pretty well. Don’t think I knew dad raised a cow and some turkeys when he was 15 though! –… Read More
NATCHEZ — After spending seven hours in the cold waters of Old River, Richard Taylor thought he was near the end of his life. “I had already begun to shake from hypothermia,” he said. Taylor said he was looking for a strong branch to tie himself to, so his body could be found….
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.
J. Richard Griffin Dies (age-105) – January 26th, 2020. Former Crew Lake Native, 1934 graduate of Start High, and “The First Mayor of Sarepta, Louisiana”
John Richard Griffin, extraordinary, special, intelligent, respectful, thoughtful, grateful, modest, determined, devoted, courageous, strong-willed, eternally optimistic – that’s how anyone who knew Richard would describe him.
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
Included in this oral history, which was recorded back in 1991, is a history of each community and the history of their names.
“It is imperative that those in high elective office not only hear what the people are saying, they must listen.” “Men must be decided,” he pointed out, “on what they will not… 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
Old home place of Henry Taylor. It’s location was approximately in the northeast corner of the cloverleaf interstate exchange on I-20 in Start, Louisiana.
Jesse Robert “Bob” Taylor was a son of George Houston Taylor, of Start. Jesse Robert Taylor at Shanghai WWII Sat, Apr 2, 1927 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United… Read More
Leonard Sullivan was a graduate of Start High School in 1954. Rayville – Funeral services for Leonard Sullivan, 84, of Rayville, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 3, 2018… 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
John M. Letlow – Named as Corporal Letlow Sat, Sep 25, 1943 – 2 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Jiggs Letlow Sat, Oct 13, 1945 – 3 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Jiggs Letlow – Letter to Beacon Sat, Apr 20, 1946 – 5… Read More
James Charles Bennett of Start sends letter home. Was released from German Prison Camp / Liberated by French Army WWII 1945
Released From German Prison Camp The following letter from James Bennett has been received by his father, Mr. Yearger Bennett, of Start. The letter, which is self-explanatory, is reproduced below: April 24,… Read More
Lt. Doyle Chambers, of Start, Receives Purple Heart, Bronze Star, for service in Brittany, France WWII 1945
Lt. Doyle Chambers of Start Receives Purple Heart Sat, Jan 13, 1945 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
INTERESTING LETTER FROM SOLDIER IN ALEUTIANS Somewhere in Aleutian Islands, June 4, 1944. Dear Mr. Mangham: Here comes a letter from the Aleutian Islands. You seem to receive letters from everywhere except… Read More
Ray Porter reported Missing In Action in North Africa. Sat, Mar 13, 1943 – 3 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Letter home from Ray Porter… Read More
Ivy Sullivan, Start Fighter, At Home on Furlough. WWII. North Africa Campaign
Poem Honors Sailor Charles H. Ruggs, S 1/C Sat, Mar 11, 1944 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com