End of the Nightriders – Winn Parish Destroys Outlaws

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent After the Civil War, some men in Winn Parish banded together to form what was to be a home guard, serving as "regulators" to control the behavior of recently freed slaves and oppose the Republican government of "carpetbaggers" and "scalawags." Before long, some elements of the group turned to banditry … Continue reading End of the Nightriders – Winn Parish Destroys Outlaws

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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