Farmerville Businesses 1939

The Gazette October 5, 1939 Farmerville Mercantile Chartered in 1913 Farmerville Mercantile Company, Ltd., is one of Farmerville's oldest business establishments. Chartered December 13, 1913 with the doors opened for business on January 1, 1914, this general mercantile store has grown to be on of the town's largest business establishments. The Stockholders in the beginning … Continue reading Farmerville Businesses 1939

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Memories of One Woman’s Contribution to the War Industry Following Pearl Harbor

Vina Greer Henry December 8, 1941, 11:30 AM Central Standard Time, Athens High School, Athens, Louisiana. I will never forget this day, no matter how long I live. Mr. Whatley, the principal, called an assembly and turned on the radio for all to hear. The President of the United States was scheduled to address a … Continue reading Memories of One Woman’s Contribution to the War Industry Following Pearl Harbor

You Might Be

I am going to be honest and admit I found this on Facebook. It's cute and sometimes you need a laugh. ‘You might be a Louisianan if…’ 1. You can properly pronounce Lafayette, Bossier, Natchitoches, Opelousas, Shongaloo, Pontchartrain, Ouachita, and you know that New Orleans doesn’t have a long “e” sound anywhere in it. 2. … Continue reading You Might Be

Linville

Author Unknown One of the first settlers of record in the area that became Union Parish was a Mr. Linville from North Carolina. The area was still owned by the Spanish, but the governor of the Louisiana Territory had sent letters to Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama encouraging pioneer families to move … Continue reading Linville

Biographical And Historical Memoirs of Louisiana

The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1892 The soil of Union parish for the most part is a rich, sandy loam, varying in color and tenacity in different localities. There is some red land, a moderate area of outcropping of iron rock. Less than one-fifth of the parish is cleared for cultivation, the remainder being covered with timber. The first settlement … Continue reading Biographical And Historical Memoirs of Louisiana

The Train

From Facebook: At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life. However, at some station our parents … Continue reading The Train

The Search for James Russell Coplen and George E. Copeland Facebook Group

The Search for James Russell Coplen and George E. Copeland Facebook Group is looking for a male Copeland or Coplen who has done or would be willing to do a yDNA test. We are trying to prove a relationship between James Russell and George. It may not prove they are brothers, but it would confirm (or … Continue reading The Search for James Russell Coplen and George E. Copeland Facebook Group