The bell, from 1881 to 1950, hung in the belfry of the old courthouse building and it was almost lost when the old building was demolished to make way for the present structure. For the price of $50.00 it was redeemed from the contractor and has been stored in the parish highway barn awaiting the time when sufficient public Interest would demand Its restoration.
Rayville High School in 1914
This photograph shows all but one person attending Rayville High School during the 1913-14 school year. Included in the group are grades seven through 11. Teachers that year were Professor L.A. Smith,… Read More
The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876: Testimony of Richland Parish Residents Before Select Congressional Committee
Congressional Oversight committee hearing interviews with white and black residents of Richland Parish, concerning the highly disputed election results in the 1876 Presidential Election.
The “Ouachita Parish” Section of Richland Parish, ca 1857-1868
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.
The “Carroll Parish” Section of Richland Parish, ca 1858-1868
This is a great map created to show the early settlements of eastern Richland Parish, including the stagecoach stop at Charley Carpenter’s.
Mangham High School Seniors Visit Galveston Beach – 1959
Left to right, bottom row: James Hutson, Tim Fife, David Thomason, J. C. Clingfost, William Garsee, Wilfred Burgess, Paul Etier, Oliver Williams, Carl Pitman. left to right second row from bottom :… Read More
Known Confederate Soldier Burials in Richland Parish
This list is a compilation of several lists. It is without question an incomplete list. If you know of additional confederate burials in Richland Parish, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Updated May 14, 2019… Read More
Salvage Collection Campaign In Richland Parish Implemented To Support Soldiers Abroad. WWII 1942
The War Effort From Home Sat, May 16, 1942 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Richland Parish Baptist Colored Association, ca. 1939
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
Municipal Election Results For Rayville in 1922
Local Elections in 1922 – Election Results for Town of Rayville 1922 Local Elections – Votes Cast In Rayville Election Sat, Mar 11, 1922 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana,… Read More
Acele F. Stephens, Mrs. George Wesley Smith of Rayville was the First Elected Female Alderman in Louisiana
Her name was Acele F. Stephens/Smith. She was the wife of a prominent attorney in Rayville who had previously served the town as Mayor. On several of her campaign cards and letters in the paper, her candidate name was actually listed as Mrs. George Wesley Smith.
Lists of Schools & Teachers in 1925
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… Read More