The Moores, Cooks, Copelands, & Mabrys of Union Parish

Karen Mabry Rice Why am I the Archives Coordinator and the Listowner for Union Parish? I never lived there a day in my live. I visited there 3 times in my live - twice as a young kid, and once as a young adult. Those visits as a kid were wonderful. I visited with my … Continue reading The Moores, Cooks, Copelands, & Mabrys of Union Parish

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Bayou Steamboats

Kelby Ouchley Bayou-Diversity July 8, 2018 Had you been sitting on the bank of Bayou Bartholomew several miles below Bastrop on the afternoon of December 13, 1857, you would have heard her piercing scream long before she came into view. Heavily laden with cotton bales, the steamboat W.W. Farmer eased cautiously along with the current. … Continue reading Bayou Steamboats

Bernice Dots #31

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #31 By Cathy Buckley In the early 1960’s the Bernice Industrial Development Corporation was developed in Bernice with the hope of attracting new businesses to help the town grow.  Dr. W.C. Reeves served as president of BIDCO during its earliest years and the group sported a membership of 85 members … Continue reading Bernice Dots #31

Bernice Dots #24

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #24 By Cathy Buckley An article appeared in the September 5, 1948 Dallas Morning News entitled, “Pastor’s Prayer Finds Faith Kept”.  The article told the story of Reverend Henry Washington Jordan, whose first pastorate was at the Bernice United Methodist Church in 1923. “On November 1, 1923 I took charge … Continue reading Bernice Dots #24

Bernice Dots #23

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #23 By Cathy Buckley The air war against Germany led by the 8th Air Force dropped almost 5,000,000 bombs and destroyed almost 16,000 enemy aircraft.  A Bernice pilot would go down in history as being the American who shot down the last Nazi fighter plane on April 25, 1945.  Hilton … Continue reading Bernice Dots #23

Bernice Dots #21

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #21 By Cathy Buckley 1940 - 1941 Bernice began its 41st year with both excitement and sadness.  The town had a reputation from its earliest years of being a town where drunkenness often ended badly for the consumer of such substances.  On this particular night a 25 year old resident … Continue reading Bernice Dots #21