Hervey Mangham was born the tenth of ten children. His mother and father faced heartbreak after heartbreak earlier in their marriage. All five of their first five children died in infancy or at a very young age…. Read More
In the early 1900’s, this was the clothing style favored by the parents of young boys. Standing is Wilburn Leary, who was born in 1907 and passed away in 1982, and seated… Read More
https://richlandroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/William-B.-Hatcher.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Back in 2012, I was asked to give the commencement speech for the 8th grade class of Start Jr. High. I took… 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.
“Auld Lang Syne” A look back at the ‘New Year’s celebrations, resolutions, tragedies and regrets in Richland Parish
We have recently taken time to bid farewell to 2018, while looking forward to all that awaits our future in this last year of our “teens,” 2019. I recently looked back to… Read More
St. David’s Episcopal Church, built in 1909 in Rayville, is on the National Register of Historic Places
St. David’s Episcopal Church (1909) stands on the northwest corner of a busy intersection in the Richland Parish seat of Rayville. The church is located in a somewhat transitional area immediately south… Read More
This church was destroyed within the last twenty-five years, but it’s history was and still is a cherished one. It was placed on the National Register of Historic places back in 1989…. Read More
The Boies family lived near Red Mouth, or Charlieville.