On September 8, 2018, the community of Start, Louisiana will celebrate its centennial birthday. This date marks 100 years since Start was officially recognized as “our name."
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 next Monday morning, Sept. 14th, and the following is a list of teachers who will guide the destinies of the pupils during the … Continue reading RICHLAND PARISH’S SCHOOLS & TEACHERS IN 1925
The article below was printed originally in The Ouachita Telegraph on August 25, 1888. It details how this early settler in Northeast Louisiana came in contact with Davy Crockett in Little Rock while traveling south to Monroe; met Jim Bowie in Monroe, and helped connect Bowie to Crockett in his company heading west to the … Continue reading The Hon. John Ray, James Ray, Henry Bry, and Other Early Distinguished Settlers in Northeast Louisiana
If you are interested in Civil War or local history in Northeast Louisiana, a really good book I recently read is one that was originally written during that time, called Brokenburn - The Journal of Kate Stone (1861-1868). A beautifully written account of what life was like from day to day for her family and … Continue reading Local Book Review: Kate Stone’s Brokenburn, with Mentions of Delhi and Crew Lake
In 1890, Rayville was almost renamed Chenault City. Note that this Chenault only has one "L". Apparently this was to honor and impress a mover and shaker in the railroad industry. It passed the State House. Must've died in the State Senate.
The next time you are in the Post Office in Rayville, be sure and check out the large artwork on the all. LA Road Trips posted a few years ago about how during the depression, the New Deal provided jobs related to improving government buildings. New Deal Art in Louisiana The painting in Rayville was … Continue reading New Deal Art in Louisiana
Here are some great photos from previous years at he Annual Delhi Livrstock Show.
Perch jerking at Clear Lake on March 11, 1916. Shared by Jimmy Whitman.
Located on Hwy 80 in Rayville, LA. Built by Reuben Walters.
Richland Parish History in Photos, a group on Flickr.Here is a cumulation of several old Richland Parish photos I've come across over the years.I've created it on flickr as a group, so that others can contribute their own collection.Enjoy!
Gas Boom in Richland Parish in the late 1920's and early 1930's.Copied from the Richland Beacon News printed on July 2, 1998. This mystery story was written by Jennie Jo Siscoe and published in the Richland Journal in 1985. In the late 1920's, Alto was a thriving community with five general mercantile stores, a barber … Continue reading The Infamous Alto Gas Crater of 1928