The story of my START – Celebrating 100 years of the Start community.

On September 8, 2018, the community of Start, Louisiana will celebrate its centennial birthday. This date marks 100 years since Start was officially recognized as “our name."

The Life of Mr. Garrett Sullivan (1894-1968)

Garrett Sullivan was born on Friday, July 27, 1894. He was the eldest of seven children born to Henry Graton Sullivan and Lillie Eliza (Liza’) Smith. Graton was 23 and Liza was 19 when Garrett was born. To the best of my knowledge, Garrett had no middle name, and he'd never know either of his … Continue reading The Life of Mr. Garrett Sullivan (1894-1968)


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

Remembering "Mrs. Dot"

"Mrs. Dot" -- as many of us knew her, was a true gem for the Start/Richland Parish community.  Like many others, I am so genuinely thankful to be counted as one of her former students. She was always a warm and loving person, while at the same time expecting great order and structure when it … Continue reading Remembering "Mrs. Dot"

Remembering Papa Dick

Left To Right - 1.) Dick Taylor, in his boat on Old River.  2.) A visit to the state capitol in Baton Rouge.  He asked to sit in the Governor's chair, and before anybody knew it, he propped his feet up on the desk.  3.) U.S. Navy  4.) On a road trip. He was pretending … Continue reading Remembering Papa Dick

Obituary for Richard Henry "Papa Dick" Taylor

Obituary for Richard Henry "Papa Dick" TaylorServices for Richard Henry "Dick" Taylor, 86, of Start, will be held at 10:00AM Friday, May 31, 2013 at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Lofton and Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Interment to follow in Start Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home-Rayville, LA. Born on February 19, … Continue reading Obituary for Richard Henry "Papa Dick" Taylor

E.E. "Jiggs" Letlow (1925-2013)

For E. Elliott Letlow's full obituary, click here. E. Elliott "Jiggs" Letlow was very special to all that knew him. As a young boy, he spent most of his days in Start, Louisiana, and he spent a great majority of the rest of his life in Bienville Parish, on a little slice of heaven off of … Continue reading E.E. "Jiggs" Letlow (1925-2013)

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