Thursday, November 1, 2018

This Month in Bossier Parish History

November: Through the years
Nov. 3, 1921: Oil wells soon to be in Plain Dealing.

Bossier Banner: Nov. 3, 1921

Oil tanks and derricks owned by W.E. Hall Unknown location


Lynn Lasiter Collection

Oil Field workers.It is believed that Will and Frank Hall were the boys in the photo, and that W.E. Hall is the gentlemen the youngest boy is sitting with him.

Unknown location

Lynn Lasiter Collection

"Pete's Mule Team". Pete Shaver was Charlcye Shaver Skov's father. He lived in Bossier City and worked in Oil City.


Alice  Watts Collection

Nov. 7, 1878: Robert Emmet Wyche was elected Sheriff

Bossier Banner: Nov. 7, 1878

Robert Emmet Wyche1870-1880  


Bryce Turnley Collection

Nov. 16, 1948:  J. Hill Fullilove ( 01 Aug 1876—16 Nov 1948)

He was the father of the “Pecan Industry”  in North Louisiana. He planted  is first orchard on his 1,400 acre plantation in Bossier Parish. He was recognized throughout the United States as an authority on pecan growing and was president of the National Pecan Growers Association. 
The Shreveport Builders Pg. 45-46


Melba F. Manio  Collection

Pecan Tree


Scott Brandt Collection

Nov. 25, 1929: Texas Street Bridge was approved free of cost to the communities. 

Shreveport Times: Nov. 25, 1929

Work on the bridge was set to start on July1, 1931
C. 1931 Texas Street Bridge under construction


Neil Yarborobough collection

Nov. 28, 1929: Children write in their "Dear Santa" letters

The Plain Dealing Progress: Nov. 28, 1929

Princeton High School's first grade class learning how to write "Dear Santa Letters". 
Mr. Walter H. Martin is Principal. Picture as the date of: December 15, 1967.


Walter H. Martin Collection

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