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

Wiley P. Mangham – The Tragedies and Success of a Soldier, Pioneer, and Publisher

Wiley P. Mangham, the namesake for the Town of Mangham, Louisiana, was an instrumental figure in late 19th century Richland Parish. Mangham was well known across the entire state, and established the first newspaper in Richland Parish, affectionately known, as the Richland Beacon News. Wiley P. Mangham was born in Georgia near the Alabama border … Continue reading Wiley P. Mangham – The Tragedies and Success of a Soldier, Pioneer, and Publisher

How Richland Parish’s MANGHAM Got It’s Name

Mangham (Richland) - Mangham was incorporated in 1907, but a community was there as early as Reconstruction days. In 1915, fire destroyed blocks of the town. The great flood of 1927 brought further catastrophe. The town survived the flood, a later tornado, and the Great Depression. Mangham was named for Wiley P. Mangham because he … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s MANGHAM Got It’s Name

Richland Parish Native Stanley Wade Taylor Loses Life Vietnam

Richland Parish Native Stanley Wade Taylor Loses Life VietnamSummary of "Army to honor Mangham hero with building," found in the Richland Beacon News on Thursday Oct. 2, 2003"Vietnam War Hero""Wade," as he was known to family and friends, was honored for his heroism, by having building 980 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri named Corporal Stanley … Continue reading Richland Parish Native Stanley Wade Taylor Loses Life Vietnam

Basketball in the 1930’s

Thought this was a neat clip, which I came across recently while scanning some old Monroe Morning World clips. It lists the Parish's basketball teams, and oddly lists Start (The Owls) as the Start Whippets. The clip can be found in the Sports section of the February 2, 1932 Monroe Morning World.    Posted with … Continue reading Basketball in the 1930’s

Richland Parish Postmasters

ALTOMrs. Belle HicksARCHIBALDMr. Leonard B. ArchibaldMr. Leonard B. Archibald, Jr.DELHIMrs. Ethel MontgomeryMr. Joseph StegallMr. Willie Arthur DearmanMr. Eugene KonterzkyMr. Willie Arthur DearmanMrs. Mamie W. B. HigginbothamMr. Earl AllenDUNNMiss Amanda FullerMr. Harry HobenMs. Ruth Hoben McKibbensMiss Myrtle CoatsMr. Binford L. DearGIRARDMr. Robbie BinionMr. Edward L. McConnellMrs. Rilla O. GuynesMrs. Rilla G. DeFoorMrs. Melrie Fike ClementHOLLY RIDGEMr. … Continue reading Richland Parish Postmasters

Richland Parish History in Photos

Richland Parish History in Photos, a group on Flickr.Here is a cumulation of several old Richland Parish photos I've come across over the years.I've created it on flickr as a group, so that others can contribute their own collection.Enjoy!

Rhymes High School

Rhymes High School was established for the rural white community in 1931, and in 1949, the school was given to rural blacks. The students who attended Rhymes came from various plantations or rural farms in Rayville, Mangham, and Start.  The first bus drivers used their personal funds to purchase buses to transport the students, but … Continue reading Rhymes High School

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