RICHLAND PARISH’S SCHOOLS & TEACHERS IN 1925

RICHLAND PARISH’S SCHOOLS & TEACHERS IN 1925. Schools in Nearby Parish Open Monday for Full Sessions. Special to the News-Star. RAYVILLE, Sept. 9, 1925 - The Schools of Richland parish will begin the 1925-1926 term next Monday morning, Sept. 14th, and the following is a list of teachers who will guide the destinies of the pupils during the … Continue reading RICHLAND PARISH’S SCHOOLS & TEACHERS IN 1925

How Richland Parish’s LITTLE CREEK Got It’s Name

Little Creek (Richland) - Rayville was originally known as Little Creek, which took its name from the creek that flows through the town. James Ray established a store on the east side of the Boeuf River and west of Little Creek. Several settlers built houses near the store. After James Ray’s brother John succeeded in … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s LITTLE CREEK Got It’s Name

How RICHLAND PARISH Got It’s Name

RICHLAND PARISH - Richland Parish was created on September 29, 1868, during the Reconstruction period and was named for the richness of its soil. John Ray, the Republican leader from Ouachita, introduced a bill calling for the creation of a new parish to be known as Richland. Democrats opposed the bill, asserting that it was … Continue reading How RICHLAND PARISH Got It’s Name

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