The article below was printed originally in The Ouachita Telegraph on August 25, 1888. It details how this early settler … Continue reading The Hon. John Ray, James Ray, Henry Bry, and Other Early Distinguished Settlers in Northeast Louisiana
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