A low fence encloses the yard and a giant pecan tree with boughs bending near the ground stands guard at the gate to the well-kept Alexander place. Bolivar Alexander was the first to come in the early 1870s, migrating from Mississippi. Later, his brother, R. S. (Dick) Alexander, joined him and bought the present farm from a Mr. Collins in 1876. Since then, four generations have lived here and the family continues to hold deep sentiment for their home pecal beside the Boeuf.
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.
This organization has for one of its arms the raising of the educational standards in the colored schools of the parish. Leaders of Colored Baptist Association in Session at Mangham This Week… Read More
Left to right, front row: H. C. Lee, corresponding secretary; J.S. Phillips, general secretary; and. Rev. H. S. Carradine, president; second row: Israel McCaa. Rev. B. W. Smith. Sister C. A. Westley… Read More