Parish Library Organized in 1956

The GazetteOctober 8, 1992 Jessica Kleppinger Serving the area since 1956, the Union Parish Library has been through many changes in its 36-year history. Originally opened as a demonstration library supported under the auspices of the Louisiana State Library, the facility became self-supporting in 1957 when a $3 million maintenance tax was passed locally. In 1966 … Continue reading Parish Library Organized in 1956

School Building in Downsville Started in Late 1880’s

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 In the late 80's the first indication of the present day school system in Downsville made it s appearance with the erection of a building east of the Baptist church. This building was an eight-room two-story structure and the second story was used as an auditorium and lodge hall. Early teachers … Continue reading School Building in Downsville Started in Late 1880’s