Friday, January 1, 2021

This Month In Bossier Parish History

 January: Though The Years

 Jan.1:  Happy New Year!  Here' s to a new year and new beginnings 

1910’s: The First Presbyterian Church of Plain Dealing was organized on July 26, 1899. The first church building was finished in the latter part of 1900, and on January 1, 1901, the bell rang for its first church service.

1997.062.178 Turnley Collection


Oscar and Vay Gardner with their children Barney & Singleton at home at their new sawmill. Vay, Barney, & Singleton Gardner in Plain Dealing, Louisiana at Mrs. Evans' home.

2000.071.101A   Watson Collection


19 Nov.1997: Bossier Parish Historical Center Groundbreaking Ceremony.  Ada Myrick,Mike Montgomery, Patti Risinger, Marie Wissman,Rev.James Taylor


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Bossier City location of Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza House.

1998.047.253 Bossier Chamber of Commerce Collection


Jan.16, 1948: Plain Dealing High School's Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.) and the 4-H Clubs hosted the second annual Forestry Day event. Activities included a speaking program, a forum, free lunch to the public, and the tree planting ceremony.

1948: Future Farmers of America (F.F.A)

1948 Plain Dealing High School yearbook

1948: 4-H Club

1948 Plain Dealing School Yearbook

Jan. 20, 1921: Weekly news from 100 years ago. 

      · Little Garland DeMoss has been ill and his mother was unable to  teach at Nuckolls  school.

Garland DeMoss: first row, third from left to right  

Plain Dealing high school football team of 1929 . front row, left to right, Honley Sears, Eugene Rodgers and  Garland DeMoss; middle row, Burnis Flaghan, Edison Kirklin, Mike  Taylor, T.P. Gould, Buddy Nucolls, Lynwood Fluitt, Clifford New  and Wesley Sentell; back row, Coach Glenn Crawford, Glendon  Morris, Buddy Foster, Boots Oglesby, Ardner Cheshire, Milton  Foster, "Fast" Gleason, Odell Anderson, Dixon Barnett, Marcus Wingate, and F.G. Phillips.

     · Robert Vance (R.V.) Kerr has been elected Superintendent for Bossier Parish Schools.


1950: Haughton High School Yearbook


    · Time to plant the early gardens


1910-1920’s: Mabel Scanland hoeing in yard

0000.004.033   Scanland Collection


Jan.26: Happy National Spouses Day!

Mid. 1880’s:  George Washington Arnold and Salina K. Sims Arnold of Benton

McKim Collection

C.1880’s: William Walter Oglesby and his wife, Janie DeMoss

1998.044.001 Rich Collection


1929: Zack and Zena Gardner.  Plain Dealing, La.

Gardner Collection

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