Thursday, February 1, 2018

This Month in Bossier Parish History

February throughout the years! 

Feb. 2, 1933:  Crowds gathered for the dedication of Barksdale Field (now Barksdale Air Force Base). Published; The Bossier Banner,  Feb. 9, 1933.
Happy 85th Anniversary! 
For all military personnel - past, present and future, thank you for your service!

Neil Yarborough Collection:
2006.034.016 - Dedication Day

For more photos on the making of Barksdale Field, come see us at the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center!

Feb. 16, 1893: Mrs. H.N. Sibley's Valentine's Day gift,  a 10 pound baby boy! 
Bossier Banner: Feb. 16, 1893

Feb. 24, 1843: Bossier Parish was carved from Claiborne Parish and was officially created February 24, 1843, when Governor Alexandre Mouton signed Act 33 into law.

Pierre Evariste Jean-Baptiste Bossier (1797-1844), he is the namesake of Bossier Parish.
Gen. Pierre Bossier

Feb. 26, 1920:  The boys of Benton High School took interest in “Bird life” and organized an Audubon Society for the Benton community.
Bossier Banner: Feb. 26, 1920
Benton High Class 1926-1927
2014.048.001 Louise Graham Collection

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