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
Pickin’ and Ginnin’ in Richland Parish and A Short History on the Subject
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.
How Sacksonia, Louisiana Got It’s Name; An Immigrant Story Of Bountiful Success and Tragic Loss
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.
Fireman Killed on Dummy Rail Line at Dehlco. 1926
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
Jottemtown, Louisiana: Myrt Hales Grocery Was a Stop On The Way
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
Removing the rails from Crew Lake “dummy line” through Lafourche Swamp in 1942
It Is Ours To Enjoy, Favored Citizens of Richland
“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.”
Dec 5th – It’s the 85th Anniversary of Prohibition Repeal (1933-2018)
Prohibition repealed Sat, Nov 11, 1933 – 2 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
1948 – Ball and Ellington Clinic Celebrates First Year of Business
Ball and Ellington Clinic Sat, Aug 7, 1948 – 8 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com