Col. S.W. Hill, the oldest and one of the most respected citizens of Ouachita Parish, died at his home on South Grand Street, near the parish High School shortly before 2 o’clock this afternoon. He was 91 years old. Continue reading Col. S. W. Hill – An Irish Confederate engineer, lain to rest in Richland.
In a great article a few years ago in the Bastrop Daily Enterprise, Wes Helbling wrote a great article commemorating the … Continue reading The Baron de Bastrop
Here’s a great old map that shows some of the old ferry locations across the Boeuf. Shows old ferry crossings … Continue reading Old Map of Western Richland Parish
Girard (Richland) – Girard is on the west bank of the Boeuf River, where it is crossed by Highway 80 … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s GIRARD Got It’s Name
ALTO Mrs. Belle Hicks ARCHIBALD Mr. Leonard B. Archibald Mr. Leonard B. Archibald, Jr. DELHI Mrs. Ethel Montgomery Mr. Joseph … Continue reading Richland Parish Postmasters
Recently, while driving a long the banks of Boeuf River over the Christmas holidays, I spotted a cemtery, and as … Continue reading Old Mount Zion Cemetery
I came across this newsclip recently, and thought it was interesting. There are two separate articles in this 1887 Ouachita … Continue reading Man Arrested For Attempting to Wreck Mail Train Near Girard, May 12, 1887
Here are some great extracts on Richland Parish, which I came across in a 1945 Tour Guide called, “Louisiana: A … Continue reading Richland Parish History from a 1945 Tour Guide
Richland Resident Insults Oak Ridge Native I recently came across this while looking at old clips of the Ouachita Telegraph … Continue reading Richland Resident Insults Oak Ridge Native in 1881
Before Richland Parish existed, the surrounding parishes made up the area we know today as Richland. The areas known today … Continue reading Double Taxation!
If one were to wonder what Richland Parish was like when its roots began to take shape, a good place … Continue reading 1821 – Indians, Trappers, & Some Cotton