What God did at Pearl Harbor that day is interesting and I never knew this little bit of history: Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes. We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes. I went into a small gift shop to kill time. … Continue reading Pearl Harbor
Written by Kitty Werthmann What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide … Continue reading America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World
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
Written by Thomas Van Hyning From the Society for American Baseball Research Soft-spoken Richard Atley Donald once threw 95-mile-per-hour fastballs for the 1939 New York Yankees, the first major league team to win four straight World Series. He won 12 straight games for them, to set an American League mark for rookies. Atley was a star … Continue reading Atley Donald – Yankee from Downsville
Good Ole' Corney Creek Cookin' Bernice, Union Parish, Louisiana Corney Creek Festival was started in Bernice, Union Parish, Louisiana in 1976. Today it is one of the most unique and well-know festivals in Louisiana. Lack of funds and the desire for individuality prompted the originators to capitalize on the bountiful heritage and natural resources of … Continue reading Brief History of Corney Creek Festival
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
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
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I am posting this book on here as well as the book page because so many people are asking for it. So here it is. I have this book and use it frequently. It is a must have for Union Parish researchers. This is a book of maps, 98 maps, from the U. S. Bureau … Continue reading Family Maps of Union Parish, 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
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Like the branches on a tree We reach out and we grow Spreading in the warmth Putting roots down as we go The tree of life is everything It gives and also takes Just like the changing seasons It sleeps and then it wakes For the family tree is central Just like the gnarled oak … Continue reading Tree Of Life
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 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
DNA is not going to fill in your tree. It will tell you who your relatives are. That is if they take the test also. You will have to do more than a little work to connect them to your tree. If you have a tree like mind that can be a chore. Both of … Continue reading DNA and Genealogy
For a limited time you can get a test for $54.99 with FREE SHIPPING! Ancestry DNA is an autosomal DNA test and will provide an ethnicity breakdown. It will also show relative matches to anyone in the database whom shares DNA with you. All of your family lines will be represented. It doesn’t matter about … Continue reading Ancestry DNA Kit $54.99 Today
https://youtu.be/jPHljc-4BtA The video is available for a $10 donation to the Union Museum of History and Art. The Museum will also mail the video for an additional $4 for shipping and handling. Union Museum of History and Art 116 N Main Street Farmerville, LA 71241
Bernice is wonderful little town in Union Parish. Please consider making a donation and/or joining the Bernice Historical Society. Individuals can join for $15 and a family for $25. Send to Bernice Historical Society at PO Box 524 Bernice La.
The Gazette April 4, 1900 And they think all of us in the south are ignorant heathens!
To the NFL players who took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. So, you want to take a knee? Take a trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won't be a doctor or … Continue reading Take a Knee
I wasn't able to post anything today, but don't be mad at me. I have a very good reason. To begin with our air conditioner went out. This is Louisiana and that requires an air conditioner. One that works. The repairman was here this afternoon and you all know what that is like. There is … Continue reading Pinterest
This house has been discussed on Facebook since August, 2015 and it is still going strong. It was posted in the group Remember Farmerville When by Robert Hendrick. Let's see if we can solve this mystery. If you know or think you know who this house belonged to or where it was located please comment … Continue reading Mystery House
If you are interested in entering or entering your child, print the application below, fill it out and send it to the address of the form. Dubach Chicken Festival Pageant ~ Dubach, Louisiana Saturday, September 16th – 10:00 am for younger girls and 7:00 pm for older girls DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SATURDAY, SEPT … Continue reading Dubach Chicken Festival Pageant
As you can see we are working on Shiloh to Canaan Obituaries and Memorials. We still have so much to post it seems we will never get caught up. But that is not a problem. We would be grateful for any you would like to send us. Just e-mail them to ShilohToCanaan@gmail.com. There are many … Continue reading What You Can Learn From Obituaries
Author Unknown Provided by Dorothy Farrar Carson Given to StC by Lucy Farrar Old records show that in the early part of the nineteenth century a Mr. Barnes from Alabama owned a large tract of land in the vicinity of present-day Lillie. In 1840 Wince Farrar and his wife Mandy, with their slaves and other possessions, migrated … Continue reading The History of Lillie
The Museum needs help from the citizens of Bernice and Union Parish. Volunteers are needed to help during Museum hours starting after Labor Day. This is a great way to help preserve some of the memories of Bernice. Contact Cathy Buckley if you are interested and she can give you more details.
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Shiloh to Canaan now has a dedicated page for reunions. It is brand new so it only has a couple of things on it now. You can send in articles of reunions that were held in the past. Pictures of these would be wonderful. Even a scan of a reunion held many, many years ago. … Continue reading Reunion Page
The Gazette October 10th, 1894 From the Front Page: Clean the paint of the room thoroughly and set in the center of the room a dish containing four ounces of brimstone. Light it and close the room as tight as possible, stopping the keyhole of the door with paper, to keep the fumes of the … Continue reading To Destroy Bed-Bugs
September 26, 1894 Don't keep all your sweet smiles for us. We honor you when we see you can bestow them on your own sex. Don't look at another woman's gown as you cross the street in front of a cable car. Some man is sure to risk his life to save yours. Don't forget … Continue reading A Man’s “Don’t” to Women