Union Parish Poor House

The Gazette
February 23, 1898

The police jury has re-opened the Union Parish poor house, and it is now ready for applicants. Mr. Langston and Mrs. Terrall, his daughter, are in charge of the establishment. The heavily increasing pauper list compelled the police jury, in self defense, to resort to the open poor house.

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Also in this edition:

Now that the police jury has re-established the parish poor house, would it not be well to fence in a few acres of land on the pauper farm and raise a small crop? The police jury owns the land and the mules. Those mules have to be fed; and with the convict labor, assisted at times by the paupers, a good crop of corn, potatoes, peas, etc., could be raised, thus greatly decreasing the cost of feeding the stock, the prisoners and the paupers.

 

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