Friendship Church and School

Bernice Historical Society People and Places Friendship Church Five miles east of Bernice on Louisiana Highway 2 in the little community of Shiloh you will find a cemetery on the north side of the highway and a wooden one room frame building to the south. These two places are all that remain of a community … Continue reading Friendship Church and School

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Little Chicago

T. L. BowenJune 1971 It is not mentioned in any official report of Central Louisiana State Hospital, yet is was an interesting part of the institution’s past and developed early in the hospital’s history. “Little Chicago”  was the name of a special area of the hospital, the trash dump, the name deriving from the fact … Continue reading Little Chicago

Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice

Bernice Historical Society People and Places Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice Introduction:  A 1939 article on the history of Union Parish states “Dr. George Carroll was the first physician to take up residence in Bernice.  He was shortly followed by Doctors Dendy and Garland.” The census of 1900 ( the first taken in … Continue reading Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice