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.
The following works were written in conjunction with the WPA (Works Progress Administration of Louisiana), ca., 1935. These documents have been recently digitized as part of the Louisiana Digital Library, and are… Read More
Blood Found Underneath Car Proved That of Cow. Rayville Train Wreck Tue, Nov 23, 1926 – Page 2 · The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com RAYVILLE, NOV . 23.— The wreck… Read More
Never have we witnessed such universal gloom and sorrow in a community as that occasioned by the sad calamity.
Cyclone in Richland Parish Sat, Dec 9, 1916 – Page 6 · The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana) Thursday night a cyclone pasted 1 through the fourth ward of Richland , parish,… Read More
The following is an account of the tornado which struck the Archibald and Mangham communities in 1936. From Sat, Jul 4, 1936 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States… Read More
This is a great story written by a local historian, Lora Peppers, about a convict camp that was once located in Crew Lake. It ran in Louisiana Road Trips and was titled… Read More
Start Train Derailment, Twenty-Six Rail Cars Quit Tracks Near Start, Gas Evacuates Town Monroe Morning World, Monday, December 1, 1969
Start Train Derailment Twenty-Six Rail Cars Quit Tracks Near Start, Gas Evacuates Town Monroe Morning World, Monday, December 1, 1969 By Deidre Cruse, World Staff Writer Three railroad… Read More
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 second clip. As the article… Read More
Just before nightfall he began to gather his corn cobs, now reeking with the smell of crude gasoline, his sharpened stick, and matches, he carefully made his way to the field near the well site. His parents inside the house did not see him. He laid down between the rows and waited-waiting for the well attendant to leave for the night. All the time he was waiting the mosquitos were nearly eating him alive. This brought to mind why he was here in the first place. He thought about the comforts of home. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the attendant departed for his home which was in Mangham, not far away.