Thursday, June 19, 2014

World War One Centennial Exhibit

We have a new exhibit on display at the Historical Center. Stop by to learn about the centennial of the beginning of World War I. Bossier Parish sent many men to help the war effort. Included in the exhibit is the U.S. Army uniform of James B. Sutherlin. James was working in oil fields for the Gulf Refining Co, and registered in DeSoto Parish. He was part of the 155th Ambulance Company in the 114th Sanitary Train, which was comprised of men from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. His uniform shows two gold overseas chevrons with each chevron denoting six months of service. Upon his return from France, he lived in Haughton and worked for the Louisiana Ordnance Plant. 

The exhibit also includes photographs of other Bossier Parish servicemen and articles about the war from the Bossier Banner newspaper. Be sure to check out the new exhibit to discover the stories of these brave Parish residents!

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