From the 4-H files… back in 1960 Now here’s a guy I know pretty well. Don’t think I knew dad raised a cow and some turkeys when he was 15 though! –… Read More
The place had several names; Holly Wood, since holly trees grew on its ridges and The Sticks because it was out in ’em. It was called the Robinson Settlement because three brothers of that name played a prominent part….
Personal Remembrances of Mrs. Dolly Sapp The communities of Start and Crew Lake were saddened with the loss of Mrs. Dolores “Dolly” Sapp, on December 28, 2019. I’ve known Mrs. Dolores my… Read More
It’s difficult to find a better source than the works of Bennie McLain Hixon (1923-2014), when it comes to research on Richland Parish and particularly, the first settlements along Boeuf River. Thanks… Read More
This map shows the area known as Rhymes and Clear Lake towards the North, and the extinct community of “Salmagundi.” Known as Ward 7 in Ouachita Parish, the Boeuf River was its boundary on the East.
Ezrie “Ezra” T. Eppinette (1917-1996) stationed in Scotland, England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Has never seen his one year-old daughter back home. WWII 1945
Ezrie Eppinette gives update from Belgium Sat, Jan 13, 1945 – 3 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Pictured here are the twenty young men from Richland parish who left for Camp Livingston Wednesday of last week. They are, back row, left to right: Leo Harrell, Autry Mason Simmons, William… Read More
Ball and Ellington Clinic Sat, Aug 7, 1948 – 8 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Richland Boys Leave For Military Training Sat, Nov 22, 1941 – 6 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Above are pictured the ten Richland parish young… Read More
Fred Odell “PopPop” Sapp Published in The News Star on Apr. 21, 2015 Editor’s Note – Mr. Sapp was a pillar member of the Start community, and both he han his wife have been lifelong champions of… Read More