Monday, February 1, 2021

This Month In Bossier Parish History

 February: Though the Years

Feb. 3:  Happy National Signing Day!  
              Bossier Parish has some amazing athletes.  Here are just a few to mention that made it to the                        "Big Leagues" 

Feb. 17, 1990: Shreveport-Bossier had their first Mardi Gras Parade. 

Bossier Press Tribune
085 Nov 1989
Freda and Roy Urban, the first Mardi Gras Queen and King
The Shreveport Journal
01 Feb 1990

Royals for Krewe of Gemini: 
Queen of Gemini IX- Cherryll Young Arnold, 
King of Gemini the 9th- Mike Etheredge
2009.002.009 Bossier Chamber of Commerce

1993 Royals: Sharon Boyd and Bill Schwartz
2009.002.009 Bossier Chamber of Commerce

1990-1994: Bossier Krewe of Gemini Scrapbooks
Ed069.007-.009  Keeler Collection

1990-1994: Bossier Krewe of Gemini Scrapbooks   
Ed069.007-.009  Keeler Collection 

Feb. 24, 1921: Weekly news from 100 years ago

       · Farmers were talking about planting corn, but the cold weather may cause them to back out.
· Miss New spent the weekend with Mr. & Mrs. New
· The resident of Mr. Harvey Spruill (Brushy Community) caught fire, flame was extinguished by       the school boys

 *Please enjoy the newspaper clippings from the Feb.24, 1921 issue of the Bossier Banner and photos from our collection

C.1920’s:  “Getting ready to work on the farm”
 Eddie and Freddie Chandler as toddlers
1999.142.008 Matlock collection

C.1920’s: the New Family. Back row: Madge Dudney New Johnson, 
Clifford Oglesby, Nanna Mae New Oglesby, Nathaniel Nixon New,
Elizabeth Rebecca Dudney New, and Ella Lee New Powdrill.  
Front row: Arthur New, Ruth Marie New Rivers Garrett Carson, 
and Clifford B. New.
1999.143.010 Crochet Collection

C. 1920’s: Photograph of Virginia Spruill and Harvey Spruill.
2002.025.015 Dunford Collection

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