It’s difficult to find a better source than the works of Bennie McLain Hixon (1923-2014), when it comes to research on Richland Parish and particularly, the first settlements along Boeuf River. Thanks… Read More
In 1896, Richland Voters Elected This Young Drug-Store Salesman From Alto As Their New Sheriff: The Story of William N. Traylor
In 1896, Richland Parish elected its third Sheriff, William N. Traylor. The election however, was one of the closest elections in parish history, where communities divided and rival accusations reached a boiling… Read More
…she might just hold the record in Louisiana for serving the most number of years in one office without ever having her name on the ballot for voters to pull.
The Hon. John Ray, James Ray, Henry Bry, and Other Early Distinguished Settlers in Northeast Louisiana
The article below was printed originally in The Ouachita Telegraph on August 25, 1888. It details how this early settler in Northeast Louisiana came in contact with Davy Crockett in Little Rock… Read More
The following column, which ran in the August 10th, 1902 publication of the Shreveport Times, page 6. Special to the Times. Rayville – Glowing Description of the Town’s Prosperity Rayville, La., Aug 9 –… Read More
St. Louis Post Dispatch Description: Possibly Fatal Jump From a Moving Train. Date: April 21 1889 Newspaper published in: St. Louis, Mo. Vicksburg, Miss., April 20. This morning J. B. BRUMLEY, a… Read More