Tuesday, September 1, 2020

This Month In Bossier Parish History

 September: Through the years

Sep. 2, 1920:  Weekly news from 100 years ago

*   First cotton of the season was ginned.

Left: Bossier Banner
Right: Bell and Sentell Cotton Gin 
on Lynch Street in Plain Dealing. 
The gins would run day and night, 
ginning cotton. It was said that farmers would 
sleep in their wagons to save their place in line.
1997.054.121   Findley Collection 

Boyd Montgomery was on the sick list.
Left: Bossier Banner

Right: Bank of Benton Officials
L to R: V.V. Whittington (Pres),
A.M. Wallace (V.P.), 
J.A. Dunnan (cashier),
Tom A. Tidwell (director)
Boyd Montgomery (director)
1998.046.085  Price Collection

Crouch and family made their way through town in his car.

Left: Bossier Banner
Right: Charlie Ivy Crouch, his wife
Ellen Mae Currey Crouch, and 
daughter Carrie Belle Crouch 

Sep. 12, 1972: Tim Dement arrived home from competing in the Munich Olumpic Games. He was greeted by family, friends and fans.  He was the first Louisiana Boxer to represent the United States at the Olympics since 1932. 
*All images are from the Bossier Press

Sept 20—23, 1940:  Happy Anniversary Bossier Parish Libraries….Celebrating 80 years of service in our community.

Bossier Banner: Sep. 26, 1940

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