RAYVILLE – Glowing Description of the Town’s Prosperity (from 1902)

The following column, which ran in the August 10th, 1902 publication of the Shreveport Times, page 6. Special to the Times. Rayville - Glowing Description of the Town’s Prosperity Rayville, La., Aug 9 - The enterprise of this thriving little town previously described in this paper continues with renewed activity. No better location can be found for … Continue reading RAYVILLE – Glowing Description of the Town’s Prosperity (from 1902)

Col. S. W. Hill – An Irish Confederate engineer, lain to rest in Richland.

Col. S.W. Hill, the oldest and one of the most respected citizens of Ouachita Parish, died at his home on South Grand Street, near the parish High School shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon. He was 91 years old.

The Baron de Bastrop

In a great article a few years ago in the Bastrop Daily Enterprise, Wes Helbling wrote a great article commemorating the 250th anniversary of The Baron de Bastrop's birthday. Much can be said about this mysterious land shark today, and the impact he had on how current land use has developed from generation to generation can often be dated … Continue reading The Baron de Bastrop

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

The Crew Lake Horror

This is a great story written by a local historian, Lora Peppers, about a convict camp that was once located in Crew Lake. It ran in Louisiana Road Trips and was titled the Crew Lake Horror. Thanks Lora! Be sure to check her column out! Here's an excerpt.  Back in November, a friend named Marlon … Continue reading The Crew Lake Horror

How the community of DUNN got it’s name

Dunn is a small community on Highway 80 five miles west of Delhi. Often, people that live in Richland Parish will politely be happy to tell you, that  "when God created the heavens and earth, he started in Start, LA and finished in Dunn, LA." Both communities are located in Richland Parish, roughly 20 miles … Continue reading How the community of DUNN got it’s name

“Hattie Jane” Boies – Born Feb 2, 1874

On February 2, 1874, Harriet Jane "Hattie Jane" Boies, was born to the parents of E.A. Boies, Sr. and Sarah E. Prewitt Boies. She was a direct descendent of a Revolutionay War patriot, and the daughter of a decorated confederate soldier. Her life was cut short due to contracting "dengue fever" at the age of … Continue reading “Hattie Jane” Boies – Born Feb 2, 1874

Obituary for Tommy D. Thompson, of Holly Ridge

Funeral services for Tommy D. Thompson, 81, of Holly Ridge, were held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Bethel Baptist Church, Holly Ridge, with Bro. David Herrington and Bro. Charles Best officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery, Holly Ridge under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Tommy was born June … Continue reading Obituary for Tommy D. Thompson, of Holly Ridge

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

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