The Town of Shiloh

Cathy Buckley From the book: A Louisiana Memory: The Story of the Union Parish Town of Shiloh It was 1849 before the jury authorized the construction of what would eventually become Louisiana State Highway 2. In that year the jury authorized "construction of the Farmerville-Homer highway through Shiloh, to begin at the Cornie Ferry crossing … Continue reading The Town of Shiloh

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Bernice Dots #8

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #8   When Capt. Henderson was establishing the town lots in Bernice he set apart lots for churches and schools.. The Baptist congregation which was established in 1899  with William Cooksey as pastor for one service a month would meet inside the building used as a school until 1902 when … Continue reading Bernice Dots #8

Bernice Dots #7

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #7 An early history of Bernice published in a catalog prepared for  Bernice High School in 1909 states this fact: “Bernice has always taken a deep interest in the education of her children and from the very beginning she has fostered private and public schools. Soon after her foundation a … Continue reading Bernice Dots #7

Bernice Dots #6

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #6   By 1903 Bernice was making rapid progress with new businesses popping up almost weekly.  The depot handled a steady supply of staples and merchandise that streamed into town from commercial outlets both north and south of town. The first of two destructive fires occurred in June of 1903 … Continue reading Bernice Dots #6