From the memoirs of C.C. Davenport, concerning the areas of Richland Parish formerly part of the Morehouse Section See Full Memoirs Here …To continue my Memoirs of the early settlement of Morehouse… Read More
To the Grads of 2020, Meet the Graduating Class of 1927
The City high school annual class play, which is ready an institution, will perhaps have to be abandoned this year and consequently there is a feeling generally of disappointment.
“The Racket Settlement” Racket’s Past Brings Memories to Residents, ca., 1982
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….
Remembering Bennie Robinson, of Start (1928-2019)
Remembering Bennie Charles Robinson, Sr., (1928-2019) Staying busy was always Ben’s way of life. While living in Alexandria, he developed an interest in restoring a 1929 Ford Model A car with a… Read More
A Map Of The “Upper Boeuf River Settlement,” ca 1850
The following map shows the northwest portion of present day Richland Parish, as it was in 1850.
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 email@example.com Updated May 14, 2019… Read More
Sailor Charles H. Ruggs, of Start. WWII, Pacific Fleet. Honored by Mother with Poem
Poem Honors Sailor Charles H. Ruggs, S 1/C Sat, Mar 11, 1944 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
The story of my START – Celebrating 100 years of the Start community.
On September 8, 2018, the community of Start, Louisiana will celebrate its centennial birthday. This date marks 100 years since Start was officially recognized as “our name.”
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
E.E. "Jiggs" Letlow (1925-2013)
For E. Elliott Letlow’s full obituary, click here. E. Elliott “Jiggs” Letlow was very special to all that knew him. As a young boy, he spent most of his days in Start,… Read More
The Wynn Island Plantation, The First 150 Years
I recently came across an old printed copy of this story, and decided to transcribe it for interested readers. Many of the people mentioned as living are now deceased. The article was… Read More