The TimesShreveport, Louisiana02 Jul 1976 George Patton and his armored tank division got lost during the Army maneuvers in Louisiana in 1941 after crossing Red River one night from Natchitoches Parish into Winn. Patton's orders were to wipe out the enemy infantry division that was supposed to be in the Cootchie Brake and Wheeling area, … Continue reading Patton Got Lost in Winn
Maradee Liggin Cryer
The Family of Edna Liggin, Unofficial Parish Historian
Written by Maradee Liggin Cryer I grew up in Union Parish. We lived about seven miles from Bernice, Farmerville and Dubach. My roots are deep there as most of my ancestors came into Union and Lincoln Parishes in the years between 1844 and 1892. Exactly 100 years after my Liggin ancestors moved from Alabama to … Continue reading The Family of Edna Liggin, Unofficial Parish Historian
John Matthews—The Butane Man
Written by Maradee Liggin Cryer I remember learning to read in the first grade at Bernice Grammar School in Union Parish. My teacher, Mrs. Cook, had a desk at the front of the room. I can see myself, somewhere in the middle of the row next to the windows. There is a blackboard across the … Continue reading John Matthews—The Butane Man
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