This is a great story written by a local historian, Lora Peppers, about a convict camp that was once located … Continue reading The Crew Lake Horror
Crew Lake (Richland) – The Crew Lake community, just east of Monroe, was named for the lake near which it … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s CREW LAKE Got It’s Name
Start Train Derailment Twenty-Six Rail Cars Quit Tracks Near Start, Gas Evacuates Town Monroe Morning World, Monday, December … Continue reading Start Train Derailment, Twenty-Six Rail Cars Quit Tracks Near Start, Gas Evacuates Town Monroe Morning World, Monday, December 1, 1969
This was a great article i came across in the Monroe Daily News about the Post Office and store there … Continue reading Crew Lake Post Office, Store is Robbed this Morning, Robbers Found Engaged by Postmaster
“Mrs. Dot” — as many of us knew her, was a true gem for the Start/Richland Parish community. Like many … Continue reading Remembering "Mrs. Dot"
Obituary for Richard Henry “Papa Dick” TaylorServices for Richard Henry “Dick” Taylor, 86, of Start, will be held at 10:00AM … Continue reading Obituary for Richard Henry "Papa Dick" Taylor
Here is a write up in the Monroe News-Star from May 16th, 1927, that gives a journalistic view of what … Continue reading The Great Flood of 1927 – A Journalists’ Point of View
A local researcher and historian recently pointed out to me that he had come across several interesting articles that indicated … Continue reading Prison Camps in Crew Lake?
Richland Parish History in Photos, a group on Flickr. Here is a cumulation of several old Richland Parish photos I’ve … Continue reading Richland Parish History in Photos
How The Community of Start, Got Its Name In 1898, Mr. J.M. Morgan built the first house in Start (it … Continue reading How The Community of Start, Got Its Name
Growing up in a small, rural town in the deep South, you meet a lot of people that wind up … Continue reading Ivy Sullivan
Here are some great extracts on Richland Parish, which I came across in a 1945 Tour Guide called, “Louisiana: A … Continue reading Richland Parish History from a 1945 Tour Guide