Wednesday, August 1, 2018

 This Month In Bossier Parish History

August: Though out the years

August 2, 1883: Telephone lines crossed the river from Bellevue to Shreveport.                                                  

C.1900's  Telephone operator for the Plain Dealing Telephone Company, Ms. Annie Bell. 
1997.062.165    Bryce Turnley Collection

Aug 3, 1922: The first automobile showroom in Bossier City was opened by 
                           Dr. A.M. Eichelberger

 Jun. 17, 1914: Wedding of Tom Adger and Clyde Herndon at the Plain Dealing Bapist Church
1997.062.111   Bryce Turnley Collection

1920's Photo of J.P. Keeth Store, gentlemen from left to right; Ben Keeth. Johnnie Nuckols, T. Benton Bixler
1997.062.102   Bryce Turnley Collection

Photograph of Johnny Allen Stroud driving on his front lawn.
1997.062.158    Bryce Turnley Collection

Aug. 11: Marks the end of "Dog Days of Summer".  But where did the term come from? And what does it have to do with dogs? 
               The name references to when the Sun is in the same region of the sky as Sirius (Dog Star), Jul 3 through Aug 11. During time that Sirius rises with the Sun and the scorching heat, the phrase was attributed by some, to bring forth fever in men and madness in dogs. Thus the term "Dog Says of Summer".

 Photograph of the Gardner children and family dog. 
1998.079.005    Barney Gardner Collection

c.1910's Hollis and Trava Bradford with their dog. 
2002.035.208C     Mr. & Mrs. Paul McKim Collection

1940-1950 Photograph of Roark Bradford, author, and his dog. 
2002.035.310    Mr. and Mrs. Paul McKim Collection 

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