One of the earliest references to the Boeuf River, this advertisement printed in New Orleans sought buyers for lands in the parish of Washita. Boeuf River is not located in present day… Read More
Lists of African-American Schools in Richland Parish.
Boeuf River curves for six miles bordering the 1,500-acre plantation known as Trio and established by Dr. Harrison Jordan I, in 1842. Its name is derived from three towering cypress trees on the bank of the river, standing like sentinels to guard the entrance of the front yard.
“The passing of this kindly and illustrious citizen, a true Southern Gentleman in the finest sense of the word, has left a void that can never be filled. But the community is richer for his having lived.”
Dr. Beck was born in Gainesville, Alabama in 1896 and moved to Mangham, Louisiana at an early age where he received his elementary education and later entered Homer College, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, prior to entering Meharry Medical College in 1918. Dr. Beck was a professor of clinical medicine at Meharry for 25 years prior to having a successful private practice in Los Angeles for 23 years.
During the past month the five dens had been studying the movies, with the groups completing several projects which gave insight into making of movies, use of the camera, principal of the lens, etc. The sixth den, the Webelos Den, under Mr. Bob Gates, had continued their study of the Boy Scout Tenderfoot requirements.
“It is imperative that those in high elective office not only hear what the people are saying, they must listen.” “Men must be decided,” he pointed out, “on what they will not… Read More
Alto Cultural Club History Inseparable From That Of Alto, written by Mrs. Daniel Ryan Sartor, Assisted by Mrs. Earl Thomason, ca 1969
The history of Alto Cultural Club is intertwined with that of the picturesque and historical village it serves. One of northeast Louisiana’s first known pioneer communities. Alto is located near the center of Richland Parish and situated on the high east side of a beautiful curve in Boeuf River.
On last Saturday, the 15th inst., there was an affray at Rayville, Morehouse parish, which resulted in the killing of Mr. Henry Kelley, a well-known citizen of the vicinity.
The Rayville college boys and girls are home for the holidays. Among the number who have come to spend Christmas with their parents and home folks arc John and Hugh Walker Whatley,… Read More
LOUISE HICKS, one of the thousand guest children at the big Christmas celebration given by George B. Franklin & Son at Holly Ridge, receives a gift from Santa Claus.
E.G. Overton of Rayville And Formerly of Monroe Is Slain
From the Richland Beacon News, 17 Oct 1964, Sat • Page 1 Pictured during a visit to the parish sheriff ‘s office last week is Waldorf S. Traylor, son of the late… Read More
In 1896, Richland Voters Elected This Young Drug-Store Salesman From Alto As Their New Sheriff: The Story of William N. Traylor
In 1896, Richland Parish elected its third Sheriff, William N. Traylor. The election however, was one of the closest elections in parish history, where communities divided and rival accusations reached a boiling… Read More
Originally written by Benny Hixon, as reported in The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana. Sat, Aug 13, 1960 · Page 8 According to the official survey of this area, completed in the 1830s, there was… Read More
From The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) · 6 Jun 1924, Fri · Page 1 DUNCAN BUIE, PROMINENT IN POLITICS, DEAD Former State Highway Engineer Succumbs to Brief Illness at Capital. Baton Rouge, June… Read More
The Richland Parish Beacon reported the first bale of cotton had been ginned for 1967 on August 6th of that year. (Bonus points: The #1 song on the radio that week was… Read More
Congressman Passman Discusses Issues, Political Frustrations With Setting Up Initial Poverty Point “Deal.” May 11, 1963
This was an interesting article detailing some of the early challenges and the politics involved with the creation of Poverty Point as a historic park. Poverty Point has now become known as… Read More
A letter from Lieutenant Clinton J. Greene, Chaplain with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, to Mr. Elbert Hill, of Archibald, telling how hi. brother, Private Matt Hill, gave his life for his country. Young Hill had made his home with his brother in this parish for the past five year and was universally loved just for the same virtues he displayed at the time of his great sacrifice.
This young Richland Parish patriot was killed in action in the Beaumont sector in France, being wounded on March 22nd, 1918, by German shell, and died in hospital on March 24th. 1918. His remains found temporary burial in the Sebastopol Barracks cemetery in France, and were returned to his native soil the other day to find final renting place in the great military cemetery which overlooks the Potomac across the river from Washing ton, D.C.