Train Depot at Holly Ridge, on the I.C. Line, between 1940 and 1960
“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.”
The following works were written in conjunction with the WPA (Works Progress Administration of Louisiana), ca., 1935. These documents have been recently digitized as part of the Louisiana Digital Library, and are… Read More
I. C. Freight Train Plunges Into Boeuf River Near Girard Workman Left Switch Open; Fireman and Brakeman Only Slightly Injured In One of Most Costly Wrecks In History of Railroad The Richland… Read More
Back in August of 1991, many Richland Parish residents will remember the excitement and buzz about the first annual “Pickin’ and Ginnin’ Festival.” The festival always drew large crowds, but after a while, the work involved to pull off a successful festival became too great, and the festival eventually ended. Jennie Joe Siscoe, who often wrote several great historical columns for the Beacon, penned this history about growing cotton in Richland Parish.
Blood Found Underneath Car Proved That of Cow. Rayville Train Wreck Tue, Nov 23, 1926 – Page 2 · The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com RAYVILLE, NOV . 23.— The wreck… Read More
EAST/WEST ROUTES (1853-CURRENT) Originally Vicksburg, Shreveport & Texas Railroad (1853 – 1868) Formerly North Louisiana & Texas Railroad (1868 – 1879) Formerly Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific (1879 – 1926) Part of Queen… Read More
This postcard shows the train depot in Delhi. The Depot building looks very similar today with the exception of the water tank for the locomotives. This was shot from across Hwy 17 looking to the West down present-day Depot Street.