RICHLAND PARISH’S SCHOOLS & TEACHERS IN 1925

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

Local Book Review: Kate Stone’s Brokenburn, with Mentions of Delhi and Crew Lake

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

Peter Oliver – Deerfield (Delhi) Post Office – 1840’s

This information is courtesy of William Eugene Griffin, of Palm Springs, CA.One of the earliest post offices in what is now Richland Parish was established by Peter Oliver at Deerfield (now Delhi) in the 1840's:Oliver, Peter - “Roads had begun to improve, and freight wagons were in vogue during dry weather. Overland mail routes were being … Continue reading Peter Oliver – Deerfield (Delhi) Post Office – 1840’s

How Richland Parish’s DELHI Got It’s Name

Delhi (Richland) - Delhi was named for Thomas Moore’s poem “Lalla Rookh,” or because the name was found carved in a tree.How Richland Parish's DELHI Got It's NameLeeper, Clare D'Artois. Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2012. Print. Posted … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s DELHI Got It’s Name

The Great Flood of 1927 – A Journalists’ Point of View

Here is a write up in the Monroe News-Star from May 16th, 1927, that gives a journalistic view of what the northern half of Richland Parish was like during the great flood.  The journalist writes about taking a trip from Monroe to Delhi, and of the unconventional mode of transportation to make the trip.Hop, Skip … Continue reading The Great Flood of 1927 – A Journalists’ Point of View

Richland Parish Postmasters

ALTOMrs. Belle HicksARCHIBALDMr. Leonard B. ArchibaldMr. Leonard B. Archibald, Jr.DELHIMrs. Ethel MontgomeryMr. Joseph StegallMr. Willie Arthur DearmanMr. Eugene KonterzkyMr. Willie Arthur DearmanMrs. Mamie W. B. HigginbothamMr. Earl AllenDUNNMiss Amanda FullerMr. Harry HobenMs. Ruth Hoben McKibbensMiss Myrtle CoatsMr. Binford L. DearGIRARDMr. Robbie BinionMr. Edward L. McConnellMrs. Rilla O. GuynesMrs. Rilla G. DeFoorMrs. Melrie Fike ClementHOLLY RIDGEMr. … Continue reading Richland Parish Postmasters

Charlieville – Residents Organize to Show Outrage over Treatment of Jewish People in Delhi

December 14, 1889Richland Beacon NewsCharlieville was a settlement on the banks of Beouf River west of present day Mangham, LA. It was one of the landings for the steamboats of that time.Here is an interesting article that lists several of the families who lived at Charlieville. They organized to show their displeasure at recent events … Continue reading Charlieville – Residents Organize to Show Outrage over Treatment of Jewish People in Delhi

Attempt to Assassinate Mr. S.D. Brame Near Delhi – May 12, 1887

I came across this newsclip recently, and thought it was interesting. There are two separate articles in this 1887 Ouachita Telegraph, from May 21st. Here is the first one.The first article of interest reads;Attempt to Assassinate Mr. S.D. Brame, near Delhi. May 12, 1887. Last night, about 9 o'clock, someone attempted to assassinate Mr. S.D. … Continue reading Attempt to Assassinate Mr. S.D. Brame Near Delhi – May 12, 1887

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