Friday, May 1, 2020

This Month In Bossier Parish History

May: Through the Years

May 1 - 31: National Pet Month
National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people's lives - and vice versa. It is observed annually in the United States in May.

*Please enjoy the photos relating to family pets from our parish. 

1940: Fabol Powell and her kitten
1999.131.013 Durham Collection

1940-1950's: Roark Bradford and his dog Nemo
2002.035.310 McKim Collection   

"Uncle Tom" and his colt. Back of photo reads: This is Miss Dixie Jackson. She is a perfect pet. Will shake hands with you and love you with her neck over yours. Come see her. 
2011.087.837 Allison Collection

May 4, 1946: May 4, 1946: 4-H Achievement Day was observed with a parade followed by contests in a verity of ; gardening, poultry, livestock, crop judging, food preparations and etc. Miss Alice Rose Cyer was crowned Queen of Achievement Day.

May 5, 1954: The Shreveport Journal

Alice Rose Cryer
1950: Haughton High Yearbook

 4-H Pledge...
I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking
My HEART to greater loyalty
My HANDS to larger service 
My HEALTH to better living for
My Club, my community, and my country. 

May 16: National Armed Forces Day ; Armed Forces Day is a special holiday for people all over the world to come together and thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. First conceived by President Harry S. Truman, the holiday was established in 1949 to celebrate all five U.S. Armed Forces branches.  Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May.
*Please enjoy the photos of the military personals from our parish. 

William Gaston Boney (b.Aug. 29, 1898) in Naval 
uniform.C. WWI   
1997.044.006 Railey Collection

c.1930-40s :  Men in band are members of armed services, photo is believed to be have been taken at Barksdale Field, LA.
2013.036.095 Barksdale Officer’s Wives Club Collection

1943: WWII: Lester Franklin Malone of 
Plain Dealing, La. 
1999.142.015 Matlock Collection

May 23, 1953: National Bank of Bossier 
City Observes Open House.  The National Bank of Bossier was the first bank in Bossier City to offer the convenience of a Drive-In Teller’s Window. 

May 22, 1953 The Shreveport Journal 

Invitation to the National Bank of Bossier open house. Announcing - the opening of the National Bank Of Bossier City  601 Barksdale Boulevard  Bossier City, Louisiana    You are cordially invited to attend our OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, May 23, 1953.  The bank will be open for the regular transacting of business from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., and until 7:00 P.M. for your visit.                   

1964: The National Bank of Bossier City
Citizens National Bank Collection

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