Tuesday, October 1, 2019

This Month In Bossier Parish History

October: Through the Years!

Oct. 4: National Manufacturing Day.  Manufacturing Day is observed annually on the first Friday in October and was proclaimed by the governor of New Jersey in 2012.  In 2014, a Presidential Proclamation was signed,.  Manufactures across the country use this day as an opportunity to inspire the next generation of manufactures. 
Please enjoy the photos and article clippings of industries from our parish.

Mar.8, 1894: The Bossier Banner
C.1890's: Whited & Wheless Sawmill and Allen Manufacturing, Plain Dealing
2001.041.082 Burrows J. Wheless Jr. Collection
Feb.19, 1972: The Times
1972: Ribbon cutting ceremony at the
GE Plant Service Parts Division, Bossier City
1998.047.196 Bossier Chamber of Commerce Collection

Oct. 20, 1881: the first telegraph office opened in Bossier Parish
Oct.20, 1881: The Bossier Banner
Oct.20, 1881: The Bossier Banner
Telegraph Key
1998.045.003 Mike Montgomery Collection
Glass covers/insulators
1999.066.001.014 Samuel Touchstone Collection

Oct.24 - Nov.10, 2019: Louisiana State Fair, has been an annual event attended by the residents of Caddo and Bossier Parish since the mid 1800's. 
Oct.28, 1886: Bossier Banner
C.1900's: "Beautiful Orient" attraction at the state fair
1997.054.029 Beulah Findley Collection
C.1900's: Exhibit building and concession stand.
Sign on right of building advertises "Beeman Tractors"
1997.054.031 Beulah Findley Collection
C.1900's: Ferris Wheel at the Louisiana State Fair
1997.054.064 Beulah Findley Collection 
C.1900's: Louisiana State Fair attraction "Smallest Entertainer"
1997.054.030 Beulah Findley Collection

Oct.11, 1963: an article from the Shreveport Journal reflects back to 1929 Dixie-Overland Highway project, extending from the east and wet coast. 
Oct. 31, 1929: The Shreveport Times
Gov. Huey P. Long cuts the ribbon at a ceremony 
held in Fillmore, Bossier Parish to mark 
the opening of Highway 80 (Dixie Overland Highway)
 extending from Bossier City to Minden. 
It was the first concrete road in the state.

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