Carole Cotton Winn to make presentation on her book, “My Darling, A World War II Scrapbook” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. In Rayville

Rhymes Library will host a presentation by Carole Cotton Winn about her book, "My Darling, A World War II Scrapbook, at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. She will also speak at the Richland Parish Library in Rayville at 5 p.m. Feb. 21. This full color hardcover volume is a personal account of World War II as … Continue reading Carole Cotton Winn to make presentation on her book, “My Darling, A World War II Scrapbook” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. In Rayville

How Richland Parish’s GIRARD Got It’s Name

Girard (Richland) - Girard is on the west bank of the Boeuf River, where it is crossed by Highway 80 and the Illinois Central Railroad. Girard has the distinction of being the oldest settlement in the parish. Henry Bry, a land agent for Stephen Girard, an American financier from Philadelphia, established it in 1821. Girard … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s GIRARD Got It’s Name

How Richland Parish’s ALTO Got It’s Name

Alto (Richland) Alto was the home of Lucy Sartor, once one of Louisiana’s most popular artists. She “recorded” in pen and ink drawings, watercolors, and oils many of the old buildings, ferry crossings, and rural scenes that are rapidly disappearing from the Louisiana landscape. Some say Alto got its name because it is high enough … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s ALTO Got It’s Name

How Richland Parish’s ARCHIBALD Got It’s Name

Archibald (Richland) - Archibald was settled during and immediately following the Civil War. Most of the first settlers came from Alabama and eastern Mississippi when Federal forces occupied their homelands. Archibald was named for J. Burton Archibald, who deeded the right-of-way when the railroad came through in the 1880s. Before that time, as there were … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s ARCHIBALD Got It’s Name

Start Community Loses Prominent Leader

Fred Odell "PopPop" Sapp, Sr.  Published in The News Star on Apr. 21, 2015Editor's Note - Mr. Sapp was a pillar member of the Start community, and both he han his wife have been lifelong champions of improving the lives of others. I know he will my greatly missed. - Luke, RichlandRoots.comFred Odell "PopPop" Sapp, Sr.Services for Mr. Fred Odell " PopPop" … Continue reading Start Community Loses Prominent Leader

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

List of WWII Casualties from Richland Parish

Recently came across this list of WWII Casualties from Richland Parish on the WarMemorial.us wiki site. WWII (Richland, Louisiana)Conflict:WWIIState:LouisianaTown:RichlandCasualties:63 Contents[hide]1 Casualties2 Primary sources3 See also4 External links CasualtiesJACK C. ADCOCK - Richland, LA (PLATOON SERGEANT) WWIIHARRY D. AUBIN - Richland, LA (PVT) WWIIL. D. AYERS - Richland, LA (PFC) WWIIPETER BACLE - Richland, LA (SGT) … Continue reading List of WWII Casualties from Richland Parish

LA Notables – Bicentennial List

With LA's 200th bicentennial celebration fast approaching, Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne recently compiled a list of the 200 most notable people to with roots or a connection to LA.Richland Parish is home to a couple on theon the list. They are: Elvin Hayes (1945, Rayville): “The Big E” led the Houston Cougars to … Continue reading LA Notables – Bicentennial List

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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