The Summit Lumber Company

Randolph, Union Parish, Louisiana Although construction of the first railroad into northeastern Louisiana from Vicksburg to Monroe was completed in January 1861, the iron horse tracks by-passed Union Parish until 1898. The rail line was first laid from the north down to to Junction City (the northwestern corner of the parish). Union Parish saw mill … Continue reading The Summit Lumber Company

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The Murder of Union Parish Deputy Sheriff Robert V. Taylor

Written by Gene Barron In the 1970's it was common practice of the Union Parish Sheriff's department to make arrests on Saturday nights. Their reason was that the perpetrator would be subjected to spending two nights in jail before they would be able to get out of jail on bond until Monday morning. When attorney … Continue reading The Murder of Union Parish Deputy Sheriff Robert V. Taylor

The Killing of John Jackson (Former Bernice Town Marshall)

Written by Gene Barron John T. Jackson was born about 1875 in Alabama. On May 25, 1893 he married Harriett Ponder of Union Parish. In about 1910 Harriett died leaving John with 6 children. Due to his dire circumstances, the children were placed in the Methodist Children Home in Ruston, Louisiana. In about 1916 John … Continue reading The Killing of John Jackson (Former Bernice Town Marshall)