Earl Long Saga Ended After Victory Nobody Thought He Could Pull Off, But He Did

Jack M. WillisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent By 1959, after serving a fraction of a term, plus two full terms at the helm of state government, Earl Kemp Long probably knew more about how to run the State of Louisiana that any other governor who had ever lived, including his brother Huey. But Long's governmental work … Continue reading Earl Long Saga Ended After Victory Nobody Thought He Could Pull Off, But He Did

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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