History Page

Historical stories of interest about people and places in and around the Piney Woods.
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Early Louisianan had shortage of available brides
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Journal Correspondent

Aug17


Fake news'is not a recent development
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Jly17


Matt Woodlief: He was deadly with a Colt .44
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Jun17


Was Louisiana a safe haven for Jesse James?
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

May17


End of the Nightriders - Winn Parish destroys outlaws
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Apr17


Reconstruction era violence kills Grant Assessor
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Mar17


Catahoula hunting mecca has violent history
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Journal Correspondent

Feb17


Lt. Simeon Butts was victim of the Nightriders
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Jan17


Muddy roads and pokey trains ere no fun
Travel in north Louisiana during Reconstruction anything but easy
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Dec16


Never saw such clouds of ducks’ says President
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Journal Correspondent

Nov16


Politics spawned battles for public opinions
by Wesley Harris
journal Correspondent

Oct16


Election fights turn deadly
Ouachita Sheriff slain in Reconstruction retaliation
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Sep16


Reconstruction Wars in South
by Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Aug16


Reconstruction hard on Unionists
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Jly16


1873: A Year of Epidemics
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Wreck of El Nuevo Constante yields treasure
By Terry L. Jones
Journal Correspodent

Jun16


Politics, not always dirty, and sometimes deadly
‘First let’s kill all the lawyers,’ had real meaning in Louisiana
during post-Civil War Reconstruction
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Voyageurs lived hard, hunted, trapped for furs
By Terry L. Jones
Journal Correspondent

May16


Outlaw Lincoln Waggoner terrorized North LA
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Apr16


Jesse James gang robbed in North Louisiana
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Mar16


Allen Green was a Lincoln Parish 'Scalawag'
by Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Feb16


Union General chases and kills Winn outlaw
by Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Kisatchie trails offer views of forest history
By Dr. Steve Payne
Journal Correspondent

Jan16


Gentleman train robber was hard t capture
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Dec15


Vigilantes imposed law in Post War Louisiana
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Nov15


Gunfight changed rowdy railroad town in 1898
John Tom Sisemore, U.S. Marshal, tamed bootleggers, moonshiners, paid with his life

Oct15


Vermont carpetbagger barely survives Resistnce
By Wesley Harris
Journal Correspondent

Sep15


Custer came to Louisiana before Little Big Horn
By Andrew Jenkins
Special to The Journal

Aug15


Explorers tell alligator tales in early Louisiana
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Jly15


The End: War is Over
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journa

May15


General P.G.T. Beauregard
By Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Apr15


South seeks aid from French Emperor
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Mar15


February 1866: Monroe raid
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Feb15


January 1865: 'Galvanized Rebels' sit out war
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Jan15


December 1864: Beginning of the End for South
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Dec14


November 1864: General Edmund Kirby Smith
By Dr. TerryL. Jones
Special to The Journal

Nov14


October 1864: Henry Gray
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Spacial to The Journal

Hertiage Museum adding museum of CCC lore

Oct 14


September 1864: A new beginning for States
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Sep14


August 1864: Southern Generals Fued
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Aug14


July 1864: Rumor Mill
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

July14


June 1864: Desolation
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Jun14


May ’64: ‘The Burnings’ in Gen. Banks’ retreat
By Dr. Tery L. Jones
Special to The Journal

May 14


April 1864: Union is turned back at Mansfield
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Apr14


March 1864: Red River Campaign over cotton
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Mar14


Jayhawkers terrorized Southern population
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Feb14


January 1864: Randall Lee Gibson
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Ft. Pickens military fort is a lesson in US history
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Jan14


December 1863: Reconstructing
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Dec 13


Great Texas Overland Eexpedition
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Nov13


Citizens flee as war ravages life in Louisiana
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Oct13


LA Gen. Adams among casualties in Georgia
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Sep13


Allen was Confederate Governor of Louisiana
during Civil War period

By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Aug13


At age 100 - on June 22, Louisa remembers Alberta
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

July 1863: Tide turns for South
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Jun/Jly13


Louisiana 'Native Guards' fight well for Union
By D. Terry Jones
Special to The Journal

May13


Gen. Taylor said a 'born soldier'
Led Southern resistance in South Louisiana
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Apr13


South Struggled to provide necessitits
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Historic TX trees sought

Mar13


Grant tried to make canals to isolate Vicksburg
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Feb13


January 1863: The Emancipation Proclamation
800,000 slaves excluded, including many in Louisiana; saving Union was main goal
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Jan13


Nathaniel Banks, 'Bobbin Boy' of Massachusetts
By Dr. Terry L. JONES
Special to The Journal

Dec12


'Fighting Bishop' a big mistake
North Carolina born Leonidas Polk was friend of Davis
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Nov12


October 1862: Slavery went by another name
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Oct12


'Free Men of Color' had proud military tradition
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Sep12


Huey Long defends Senator on Sedition count
Makes sure of getting right jury, won the case but political climate became untenable
By Tammie A. McDdaniel
Special to The Journal

Battle of Baton Rouge saw full fury of the War
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Aug12


Lee, McClellan meet in battle to take Richmond


'The Beast' Butler rules in New Orleans
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal


April 1862: Yankee invasion takes New Orleans!
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Socialist Party finds friends in Piney Woods
By Tammie A. McDaniel
Special to The Journal

Apr12


S.J. Harper, early official, got Huey Long Started
By Tammie A. McDaniel
Special to The Journal

March '62 - Judah P. Benjamin, the Jewish Rebel
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

200th anniversary of statehood
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Mar12


'A terrible accident' in 1862
Soldiering was dangerous, not always from gunfire
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal


South's effort at diplomacy brings 'Trent Affair'
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Jan12



December 1861 brings a heartrending scene
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Castor Creek holds secrets of long ago
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Dec11


'Southern Cross' became the battle flag of Dixie
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Nov11


'Turtle' routs Yankee shipping
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Oct11


Relics of turpentine mill survive at Emden
Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Louisiana Tigers gave name to LSU athletics team
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Sep11


Hope for short war vanished by August of 1861
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Alberta founded around sawmill in the 1890s
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Search for 2,500 year old tree leads to Emden
By TOM KELLY
Editor and Publisher

Aug11


First blood: LtCol Dreaux was early casualty
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

July11


Louisiana troops mobilized for Civil War in 1861
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

Jun11


North Louisiana confronted secession, civil war
By Dr. Terry L. Jones
Special to The Journal

May11


‘Who killed the Kingfish’ remains unanswered
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Jan11


Ms. Lucy Blake served food and togetherness in Capitol cafeteria during 1950s
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Footprints of the Past at the Post Office Museum
By Pat Kenney
Journal Correspondent

Dec10


CCC gained following for conservation work
By Matt Troll
Special to The Journal

Nov10


Weiss, Jr., doubts his father killed Huey Long
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

CCCs put men to work in Depression
By Matt Troll
Special to The Journal

Oct10


Wayne Durbin recalls Bienvelle parish history
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Corresondent

Sep10


‘Boys of CCCs’ made America better

By Matt Troll
Special to The Journal

Vine chairs were cheap, comfortable
By Gale Trussell
Journal Correspondent

Aug10


Historic Columbia is a treasure of Delta area
Ouachita River port served wide area with steamboat transportation in 19th-20th centuries
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

May10


Special bucket for fighting sawmill fires
By Gale Trussell
Journal Correspondent

Apr10


'Bootsie' hunted squirrels with Wolfhound pair
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Feb10


Press conference? 5:30 a.m., says Earl
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Was There Gold In Castor Creek? Maybe, or not
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Nov09


Linda Huffman tells of life with 'Uncle Earl'
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Abstract tells story of lands, families, and times
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Sept09


Cypress Creek Church continues since 1885
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Jenkins sawmill grew out of logging operation
By: James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Aug09


History preserved in old theater
Dorcheat Museum housed in old Rex Theater in Minden
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Rev. Lloyd remembered good hunts on Big Lake

Doctor Buck writing career memoirs
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Boyce Sanders recalls days of hard work, hunts
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Jly09


Uncle Josh was youngsters favorite curmudgeon
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

May09


The Thrasher House at LSU Pioneer Heritage Center
159-year old log house moved from Pine Grove community, restored
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent


Williams 'Old Home Place' settled by grandpa
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Feb09


Flora Cardwell enjoyed 'man's work'
Held responsibility for running depot during World War I, Depression era
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

L&A Railroad built to serve logging, sawmills
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Jan09


World War started on a quiet December Sunday
By Pat Kenney
Journal Correspondent

Dec08


Harold Stevens made the planes fly for USAF
Conclusion. Continued from last month

'Aunt Ben' was named for her Civil War uncles
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

At 93, Bill Williams had good stories to tell
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Nov08


Harold Stevens saw hard times, made it anyhow
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Thinking about 'Good ol' days?' Think again!
Loggers of early days worked sick or not, were often physically worn out, crippled by age 30
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Oct08


Railroads came with mills, created small towns
Castor Station, one of many logging towns, revolved around Huckaby Hotel in early days
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

'Old way' of logging back-breaking, dangerous
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Sept08


Good advice came after cranking the Dodge
By: Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Aug08


'Dixie Overland' was North Louisiana Main drag

May08


Bernard Smith a lifelong mapmaker - artist
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Photograph of Jesse Radcliff recalls story of Wourld War I death of Bienville soldier

April 08


Historic Yellow Pine harks to early timber era
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Mar08


Fawil, named for a 'typo,' important rail town
By Bob Bowman
Journal Correspondent

Earl Long saga ended after victory nobody thought he could pull off, but he did
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Louisiana 'Maneuvers' bought 'war' to region
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Experience says 'Don't Trash Your History!'
By: Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Feb08


Wiergate memories live in photographic history
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Jan08


Monterey was mean, rowdy, loved a good race
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Dec07


Gourdneck is real, and has a lively history
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Nov07


Bland Lake served mills, became a town
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Alberta home to early logging, famous author
Dee Brown gained fame as author after leaving native sawmill town in Bienville Parish
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Oct07


Belgrade was river port in early Newton County
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Sept07


Devil's Pocket a bad spot to be
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Aug07


Dead make lasting impressions with epitaphs
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Brush arbor meetings were religious affairs
Old-time revivals were big events in rural south after "laying by and gathering" times
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

July07


Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo and Blair - roll the dice!
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Gray's 'Rag Tag 28th' turned tide at Mansfield
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

June07


Louisianians settled East Texas communities
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal


Barnum boomed, then gradually faded away
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

April07


Custer's army disliked East Texas
By Bob Bowman

Special to the Journal

March07


Town names had varied origins
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Muleskinner was critical to early logging
"It ain't like it used to be," says one of the best skinners to handle a team in the woods
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Feb07


Shankleville memorialized slaves' love story
By Bob Bowman
Special to The Journal

Unknown 'mother's son' gets gravestone
Killed in robbery attempt in 1924, man's identity has never been learned
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Jan07


Jesse McBride outlived predictions on longevity
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

Dodson log scenes recall early days
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

Dec06


Turpentiners said 'meanest people' in country
By Bob Bowman
Special to The Journal

Murrell family pioneered in Claiborne Parish
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

Castor recalls past when rails came to town
By Mary K. Hamner
Special to The Journal

Nov06


Deadwood site of only international boundary
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

An early physician
Dr. George Stovall served community
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

Sept06


Scrappin Valley famous for feuds, fights, scraps
By Bob Bowman
Special to The Journal

Fall of the largest tree: Arthur Temple Jr.
By Bob Boman
Special to The Journal

May06


Aubry Pyburn was successful attorney
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

War re-enacters strive for authenticity in games
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

April06


Military museum recalls WWII history
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Mt. Vernon organized in 1842
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

Mar06


W.J. Austin was Winn educator
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

Jan06


Maxwell highlights area history
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Dark among last Civil War vets
Began service at age 16 as courier, drummer boy
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

April 05


President' live oak lived over 300 years in LA
By Flora Newsom
Contributing Writer

Dan Barr was 'grand old man' of Methodism
By Murphy J. Barr
Journal Historian

Jim Whatley was early merchant, timberman
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Jan05


The Old Timer knew - it rains on 4th of July
By JACK M. WILLIS
Journal Correspondent

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