Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin To the Editor: In 1850, my Grandfather Elijah Tabor moved his family to Shiloh from Winston County, Mississippi. His home, which is pictured below, took two years to build because, he explained, everything had to be done by hand. The two-story log cabin was put together with pegs and is … Continue reading Letter to the Editor
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette October 28, 1976 The Story of Eugene Pearson "We don't know what happened on this earth long ago," Eugene Pearson told us as we gazed at his collection of varied and unusual rocks and petrified wood. We marveled at the beauty of them, and … Continue reading From Watermelons to Rocks
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette February 16, 1978 "The best and only place to live" is the theme of every statement Leon Austin makes about his 80 years of living near Lowery's Ferry, his beloved spot on Cornie Creek. Here is his home, his natural environment, here he still … Continue reading Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Bernice News Journal September 23, 1976 One of the oldest, and most certainly the best preserved of Shiloh's homes of yesteryear is lived in today by Mrs. Chloe Moore and sons. It is at least 120 years of age, maybe more, and is situated a … Continue reading Generations Have Lived in Shiloh Home
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin One of the last genuine old country stores is the background for Mrs. P. K. Hudson's way of earning pin money "at home". Since 1917 she has been coming to this store, located at Litroe. She has sold goods to the same area through a rich … Continue reading Old Home Store Earns Pin Money
Molly Liggin Rankin Published in 1960 Bernice News Journal Wouldn't you like to have these prices now? McMurrian's was in Farmerville, Smith's was in Bernice and Oglesby's was in Dubach.
Molly Liggin Rankin can take some of the most wonderful photos. This is from a recent trip home to Union Parish.