Wednesday, January 1, 2020

This Month In Bossier Parish History

January: Through the years

Jan. 1:  Happy New!
              *January happenings through the month of January in Bossier Parish.  Please enjoy the photos from around our community. 

David Arthur Matlock and Zeffie Kirklin Matlock, 
on their wedding day, 20 January 1926.
2011.067.002 Mitchell Collection 

 "Military Misses" dated January 15, 1944.
2013.036.086 Barksdale Officer’s Wives Club Collection


Jan. 6, 1971: Photograph of swearing in ceremonies
 in 26th Judicial District Court in Benton, LA.
                              (From left to right) 
Graydon Kitchens, Jr., 3rd Assist. District Attorney, 
Arthur M. Wallace, 2nd Assistant D.A., 
and Rogers M. Prestridge, First Assistant
Jones Collection
Novie Willis of Plain Dealing, taken 
from the Shreveport Times, January 1980.

Jan. 6, 1916: Brick and mortar buildings were taking the place of wood framed establishments. 
*Photos show the brick buildings of the Kidd Building and other stores along Palmetto Avenue in Plain Dealing.
Jan. 6, 1916: Bossier Banner
C.1920’s:  Kidd Building, housed a jewelry store
 at that time,with a dentist office upstairs.
 The post office and a restaurant
 were also located in the building at one time. 
 2003.026.041A Corley Collection

C.1920’s:  Kidd Building
2003.026.041B Corley Collection

Kidd Building in Plain Dealing. Green and 
white sign on top corner "Kelly's Pharmacy 
and Gifts". Mural on side of building, is that 
of cotton, fields, logging truck, and buildings.


Jan. 16, 1952: The announcement was made of the Nu-Enamel store opening on Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City was made.  The Bossier City store was a branch of the Shreveport store, a dealer for Westinghouse Appliances. 
* Photos shown are of the article, advertisements, and a photo. 

The Shreveport Journal:
Jan. 16, 1952
The Shreveport Journal:
Jan. 16, 1952

Jan. 16, 1952:
The Shreveport Journal
Easy Spin Washing Machine  
Cochran Collection


Jan. 24, 1999: The dedication and grand opening of the Bossier Pariah Libraries History Center took place. 
* Please enjoy the article and photos of the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center. 

Jan. 21, 1999: Bossier Banner

Bossier Parish Libraries History Center


Bossier Parish Libraries History Center
Opening invitation

Display at the History Center: replica of a
1850's log cabin/house. 


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