Alberta Founded Around Sawmill In The 1890’s

Mary K. HamnerPiney Woods Journal Correspondent Alberta was located a mile south of Castor on the former Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad. E. M. Werkheiser of Arcadia had moved his sawmill from Arcadia to this new location in 1899 and he named the settlement that developed there for his daughter. As time moved on, Bienville Lumber … Continue reading Alberta Founded Around Sawmill In The 1890’s

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Louisiana ‘Maneuvers’ Bought ‘War’ to Region

Mary K. Hamner Piney Woods Journal Correspondent She was just a little girl and she was scared! The old kerosene lamp didn't make much light and that light flickered and caused eerie shadows across the walls of the room. Why was her Mother putting quilts over the windows? Was it to keep something or someone … Continue reading Louisiana ‘Maneuvers’ Bought ‘War’ to Region

The Old Timer Knew – It Rains On 4th of July

Jack M. WillisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent Recently I had the occasion to visit a dealership which sells and services timber-harvesting equipment. In chatting with the receptionist, she related she was from the little hamlet of Gaars Mill in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Instantly, with the mention of that little community, my mind reverted to an incident … Continue reading The Old Timer Knew – It Rains On 4th of July

The Shooting Death of Albert A. Carroll

Written by Robert A. Carroll A few years ago I began searching for information regarding the shooting death of my great grandfather Albert A. Carroll (1857-1893) in Marion. My father (Robert Lee Carroll, 1920-1989) related to me a story told to him by his father (Robert Garland Carroll, 1885-1944) about the shooting. According to the story … Continue reading The Shooting Death of Albert A. Carroll

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

James Monroe Smith (1857-1931)

Provided by Robert Hendrick James M. Smith Obituary Shreveport Times Oct 7, 1931  Outstanding Citizen Former State Officer Native of Union Parish James Monroe Smith, 74, of the outstanding citizens of Shreveport, former registrar of the state land office and former state treasurer, died at his home, 657 Jordan Street, Tuesday morning at 6:30 O’clock, … Continue reading James Monroe Smith (1857-1931)