From The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana. 31 Oct 1953, Sat • Page 7 “We are indebted to Mr. I. G. Foster for a glimpse into the old Rayville, as he supplied us… Read More
Back in August of 1991, many Richland Parish residents will remember the excitement and buzz about the first annual “Pickin’ and Ginnin’ Festival.” The festival always drew large crowds, but after a while, the work involved to pull off a successful festival became too great, and the festival eventually ended. Jennie Joe Siscoe, who often wrote several great historical columns for the Beacon, penned this history about growing cotton in Richland Parish.
What began as basic research into the name of a little known community in Richland Parish, Louisiana, led to the discovery of a man whose life story demonstrated great success; but ended shockingly different than I might ever have imagined. It is a story of much more than a place name, and one that I hope will now be around for a long time.
Allen C. Girod, aged 23 years, white fireman on the “Dummy” line of the Delta Hardwood Lumber company, inc., fell beneath the cars or the log tram doing some switching in the… Read More
Myrt Hales Grocery, for many of us, was the destination itself: a place for kids to hang out and ride bicycles, a place for farmers to gather and exaggerate a fishing story… Read More
“We are favored with a genial climate, and posses a soil, the redundant wealth of which is a sure guarantee of all that is needed to build us up in the enjoyment of comfortable, peaceful and happy homes.”
Prohibition repealed Sat, Nov 11, 1933 – 2 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Ball and Ellington Clinic Sat, Aug 7, 1948 – 8 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com