Seated by the open fireplace where a log burned slowly, we sipped black coffee Mrs. Etier had served us. Mr. Etier spieled off some French and momentarily I felt like I was in south Louisiana….
R.F. McGuire Lodge No. 209, Chartered February 15th, 1871
“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.”
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
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.
Originally written by Benny Hixon, as reported in The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana. Sat, Aug 13, 1960 · Page 8 According to the official survey of this area, completed in the 1830s, there was… Read More
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
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
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
There is an old jingle that goes like this, “Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight, Make me a child again, just for tonight.” May we paraphrase this by saying, Backward, turn backward, O time, just for today, Give us a view of Providence Church along history’s highway.
Funny Campaign Ad in the local paper for Bubba Thomason
Former Sheriffs of Richland Parish 01.) 1866-1878, A.J. Liddell, Democrat 02.) 1878-1896, Lem Scott, Democrat, Girard 03.) 1896-1912, William Neal Traylor 04.) 1912-1916, W.T. Oliver 05.) 1916-1924, Mark A. Cooper 06.) 1924-1936,… Read More