The Hon. John Ray, James Ray, Henry Bry, and Other Early Distinguished Settlers in Northeast Louisiana

The article below was printed originally in The Ouachita Telegraph on August 25, 1888. It details how this early settler in Northeast Louisiana came in contact with Davy Crockett in Little Rock while traveling south to Monroe; met Jim Bowie in Monroe, and helped connect Bowie to Crockett in his company heading west to the … Continue reading The Hon. John Ray, James Ray, Henry Bry, and Other Early Distinguished Settlers in Northeast Louisiana

New Deal Art in Louisiana

The next time you are in the Post Office in Rayville, be sure and check out the large artwork on the all. LA Road Trips posted a few years ago about how during the depression, the New Deal provided jobs related to improving government buildings.  New Deal Art in Louisiana The painting in Rayville was … Continue reading New Deal Art in Louisiana

Former Sheriffs of Richland Parish

Former Sheriffs of Richland Parish 01.) 1866-1878, A.J. Liddell, Democrat 02.) 1878-1896, Lem Scott, Democrat, Girard 03.) 1896-1912, William Neal Traylor 04.) 1912-1916, W.T. Oliver 05.) 1916-1924, Mark A. Cooper 06.) 1924-1936, Archie A. Abell, Democrat, Rayville 07.) 1936-1952, J. Foster Jones, Sr., Democrat, Mangham 08.) 1952-1976, Earl E. Hill, Democrat, Mangham 09.) 1976-1980, W.H. … Continue reading Former Sheriffs of Richland Parish

Richland Supporters of Prohibition in 1918

In 1918, the country was divided on the issue of Prohibition.  Deep in the bible belt of Northeast Louisiana, there was no shortage of support for eliminating alcohol.  Here is a list of petitioners that lent their name to the cause, and allowed their support to be submitted to the Louisiana State Legislature.

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