April through the years!
April 6, 1888: A ceremony was held in Bossier Parish for the completion of the Shreveport & Pacific Railroad. Mrs. Julia Rule (secretary for Mayor Currie) became the first woman to help drive the "Golden Spike". She was also a pioneer of women's rights, champion of feminine suffrage, and a columnist for "The Pansy" published in "The Times".
*Please enjoy various railroad photos of the late 1800s throughout Bossier Parish.
|Mrs. Julia Rule|
The Plain Dealing railroad depot was built in 1888
Passenger train crossing trestle at Plain Dealing, La. North of Railroad depot.
1997.062.037 Bryce Turnley
April 18, 1907: Ewald Max Hoyer was appointed as Bossier City's first mayor.
Bossier Banner 18 Apr. 1907
April 21: Happy Easter!!
*please note that when this article was printed, Easter was on March 27, 1918. and also enjoy these early 1900s Easter egg hunt photos.
The Bossier Banner (Bellevue, Louisiana) · 27 Mar 1913
Easter Egg Hunt in North Bossier Parish in early 1900s.
April 23, 1891: The Bossier Banner moves from Bellevue to Benton.
|The Bossier banner. April 23, 1891|
|Banner Office" This first newspaper office was built about 1892, and it burned in the 1920s. 0000.004.127 Scanland Collection|
|Printed in the Nov. 20, 1947 issue of the Bossier Banner|
0000.004.099 Scanland Collection
Scanland "washing down" the handset type forms of the Banner
0000.004.166 Scanland Collection
The Bossier Banner