Friday, November 1, 2019

This Month in Bossier Parish History

November: Through the Years

Nov 2019: High School Basketball season begins!
*Please enjoy the photos of basketball teams from around our parish.
C.1900’s: Alden Bridge Women's Team.  Girls are dressed in middy blouses
 and skirts, and carry pennants with "Alden Bridge" on them. The young man is the coach.
2000.070.005 Mary Coyle Collection
1932: Elm Grove High School Basketball Team
1st row L to R: James Durham, ?, ?, ?, Curtis Hutchins
2nd row L to R: Tandy Key, James Br___, Mr. Jacks (principal), Claude D___, Clarence D___.
1999.104.007 Rev. Glen Nelson Collection

Nov. 11  Veterans Day
Veterans Day, formerly known as  Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. ... With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Jun. 2, 1954: The Times
1916: William Hollis Bradford, trumpeter, Troop R. 6th Cavalry
2002.035.206McKim Collection
1918: Postcard of Allie Mattison "Bud" Merritt 1892-1964 in World War I uniform. Son of Lawson Taylor Merritt and Narcissa Roach. Message reads "Hello! Mary Belle, How are you. If crows are bothering watermelons just put this on the string."
2002.004.033  Johnette Parham Collection

Nov. 17, 1955: The announcement was made for the dedication of a new elementary school.  R.V. Kerr was dedicated in honor of Robert Vance Kerr on Nov. 10, 1955.  He retired in 1956 after serving 35 years as the Bossier Parish School's superintendent. 
R.V. (Robert Vance) Kerr: was a member of the Bossier Parish School Board as the superintendent for 35 years, retiring in 1956.  
He also served in the military during WWI and WWII.
Picture: R.V. Kerr dedication in the 1956 Bossier High School yearbook

Nov 17, 1955: Bossier Banner

Nov. 28, 1968: In memory of Michael D. Wood (Mike)

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