Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This Month in Bossier Parish History

Bossier Parish History Month
May: Through the years!

May: This is a time for cheerful celebrations for the graduating classes throughout Bossier Parish. Here's a glimpse of past graduates!

Bossier High: 1917, Ethel Dalrymple was the              Plain Dealing High: 1925
Valedictorian of the first graduating class.                    Seniors holding class banner
2011.100.002 Cliff Cardin Collection                           1998.055.003 Virginia Crawford Collection      

Benton High: 1933, Harry Johnson (middle                 Princeton High: 1955, first graduating class
row far left) was Valedictorian at 14 years old.             with Walter H. Martin as principal.                   
0000.001.008                                                                  2004.003.003 Walter H. Martin Collection

May 4, 1936: Giddens Castle Destroyed by Fire.
Shreveport Times, May 5, 1936 The Giddens Castle of Bossier Parish was destroyed by fire. The Castle was built in 1928 by Tandy K. Giddens to replicate a castle on the Rhine River in Germany. In 1933 the castle was turned into a nightclub.

May 9, 1966: Pictures of construction work for Interstate 20 (I20) through Bossier Parish.

0000.002.028                                                                         0000.002.032                           
0000.002.030                                                                            0000.002.027

May 11 & 18, 1984: Justin Wilson, a well-known chef, cookbook author, and T.V. host,  visits the Bossier Parish Library as part of the Summer Reading Program.
Shreveport Times: May 11, 1984           ShreveportTimes: May 18, 1984

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