Stagecoach Once Ruled North Louisiana Travel

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent Long before railroads and superhighways crisscrossed America, boats and stagecoaches provided the primary means of commercial transportation. The Smithsonian Institution notes that mail contracts made up the bulk of the profits for most stage companies. The company awarded a contract from the postal service was the one most likely to … Continue reading Stagecoach Once Ruled North Louisiana Travel

Lawman John Ferguson Did His Duty, Died For It

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent The office of constable is unknown to most Louisianans. While the elective office appears on the ballot of each parish every four years, most citizens have little idea what constables do. Each ward in every parish elects a justice of the peace and a constable. The "JP" is essentially the … Continue reading Lawman John Ferguson Did His Duty, Died For It