Baseball – Part One

Written by Cathy Buckley Take Me Out to the Ball Game Baseball seems to have always been a favorite sport among the small towns of Union Parish.  In the mid 1880’s a traveling evangelist who often spoke at tent revivals in the parish made this remark about the game –“if I had a dog and … Continue reading Baseball – Part One

Oakland Settled In Early ’40’s By Few Pioneers

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 Union Cross Roads Was Name Of Place In The Early Days The present community of Oakland, in the extreme northern part of Union Parish, is credited with having been settled in the early 1840's by the same general wave of settlers from Alabama and Georgia that settled many other towns in … Continue reading Oakland Settled In Early ’40’s By Few Pioneers