Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Show Streets of Rayville in 1944
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
The City high school annual class play, which is ready an institution, will perhaps have to be abandoned this year and consequently there is a feeling generally of disappointment.
There has been much discussion over the years about a mysterious well made of stone located on US Hwy 80 on the east side of Ouachita Parish. If you’re traveling east leaving Monroe, it can be seen
Minutes of the Bayou Macon 1st-Annual Session, ca., 1870
The following was written in the March 16, 1895 Beacon. Interesting to note the attention given to propaganda and fear, as it relates to making life decisions…
As one might expect, there was more than a fair share of opponents, including the editor of the Richland Beacon-News. Here’s an editorial that ran, questioning the wisdom and need for quarantine.
Hayes was shy, introverted and extremely close to his mother. He knew leaving for Texas would be tough. Even the car ride to get from his home in Rayville, Louisiana to the University of Houston was terrifying.
“The Beale Family Settles on Clear Lake” as told by Mr. Ernest Cook, ca., 1965 in “By the Boeuf with Beth” ….Mr. Ernest Cook and his wife of Baton Rouge came back… Read More
Seated by the open fireplace where a log burned slowly, we sipped black coffee Mrs. Etier had served us. Mr. Etier spieled off some French and momentarily I felt like I was in south Louisiana….
TITCHE FUNERAL PLANNED FOR TUESDAY MORNING Will Be Conducted at Residence; Was Prominent Locally The funeral of Charles Titche, 70, will be held at 903 North Second street tomorrow morning at 10… Read More
His good deeds to the servicemen aboard troop trains during World War II brought him the honor of being named “America’s Good Neighbor” in a contest on the Tom Brennaman Radio Show. This information was heard by a local resident who regularly listened to the popular radio program…
The place had several names; Holly Wood, since holly trees grew on its ridges and The Sticks because it was out in ’em. It was called the Robinson Settlement because three brothers of that name played a prominent part….
Judge, Louisiana Fifth Judicial District Court, 1894-1900. First practiced law in the town of Rayville, Richland Parish, where he was associated with former Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Robert B. Todd. Elected Parish Attorney and subsequently District Attorney. Formed the firm Potts & Hudson in 1883, remaining senior member there until elected Judge of the Fifth Judicial District in 1894. Appointed by Governor Sanders to revise the Civil Code of Louisiana as a member of the Civil Code Commission. Died at his home in Monroe, Louisiana, April 26, 1913.
The house was bought by Tom Haney in 1906 and was located just north of the school on Hwy. 17. It has since however been torn down. Some suggest that the reason… Read More
The Vickers House (c.1870) is a story-and-a-half frame late Greek Revival residence located in the small rural community of Alto. Although there has been a rear addition, the house itself has been little altered over the years. The Vickers House is constructed with a pegged frame; however, much of the actual structure is board and batten.
One of the earliest references to the Boeuf River, this advertisement printed in New Orleans sought buyers for lands in the parish of Washita. Boeuf River is not located in present day… Read More
Photograph of the old Union Church School