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
Successful Planter, Mercantile Businessman, and Esteemed Citizen of Richland Parish Mr. Noble was born in Ouachita parish in 1851, and removed to Richland Parish in 1875, where he has resided ever since…. Read More
50+ Year Member of Richland Parish Police Jury. C.W. Earle (1891-1966) Louisiana’s Police Jury Association elected Earle as “Mr. Police Juror” and was named “Mr. Local Government” by the National Association of County Officials.
Planter, Police Juror, State Representative, and President of the Tensas Basin Levee District “The Balfours of Boeuf” Written by Stella Balfour Jack, Deceased. Excerpted from Richland Memories, Volume 1. page 13-14 Charles… 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
This organization has for one of its arms the raising of the educational standards in the colored schools of the parish. Leaders of Colored Baptist Association in Session at Mangham This Week… Read More
Ball and Ellington Clinic Sat, Aug 7, 1948 – 8 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Cloyce. Letlow phd Sat, May 25, 1974 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
The following was written in A History of Louisiana, (vol. 2), p. 226, by Henry E. Chambers. Published by The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, 1925. William Douglas Humble, of… Read More
R.S. Hargis Honored Sat, Jan 7, 1961 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Acele F. Stephens, Mrs. George Wesley Smith of Rayville was the First Elected Female Alderman in Louisiana
Her name was Acele F. Stephens/Smith. She was the wife of a prominent attorney in Rayville who had previously served the town as Mayor. On several of her campaign cards and letters in the paper, her candidate name was actually listed as Mrs. George Wesley Smith.
General Liddell did send this cousin up to Richland Parish to manage the 2000+ acres of timber that had been seized by the Freedmen’s Bureau, post Civil War. J.A. Liddell went on to become the first Sheriff of Richland Parish.
Carole Cotton Winn to make presentation on her book, “My Darling, A World War II Scrapbook” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. In Rayville
Rhymes Library will host a presentation by Carole Cotton Winn about her book, “My Darling, A World War II Scrapbook, at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. She will also speak at the Richland… Read More
Here is a photograph of the Richland Parish School Board during the 1970’s.
Girard (Richland) – Girard is on the west bank of the Boeuf River, where it is crossed by Highway 80 and the Illinois Central Railroad. Girard has the distinction of being the… Read More
Alto (Richland) Alto was the home of Lucy Sartor, once one of Louisiana’s most popular artists. She “recorded” in pen and ink drawings, watercolors, and oils many of the old buildings, ferry… Read More
Archibald (Richland) – Archibald was settled during and immediately following the Civil War. Most of the first settlers came from Alabama and eastern Mississippi when Federal forces occupied their homelands. Archibald was… Read More
Fred Odell “PopPop” Sapp Published in The News Star on Apr. 21, 2015 Editor’s Note – Mr. Sapp was a pillar member of the Start community, and both he han his wife have been lifelong champions of… Read More
Funny Campaign Ad in the local paper for Bubba Thomason
ALTO Mrs. Belle Hicks ARCHIBALD Mr. Leonard B. Archibald Mr. Leonard B. Archibald, Jr. DELHI Mrs. Ethel Montgomery Mr. Joseph Stegall Mr. Willie Arthur Dearman Mr. Eugene Konterzky Mr. Willie Arthur Dearman… Read More