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Grant Parish

Book Description:

Early days in Grant Parish, LA, which includes the towns of Atlanta, Colfax, Dry Prong, Georgetown, Montgomery and Pollock, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this brand new 34-page 8.5" x 11" spiral-bound book, printed on 60# opaque paper. The full-color front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The book includes excerpts from two hard-to-find vintage publications: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana, originally published by the Southern Publishing Company in 1890, and Louisiana, a Guide to the State, compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the WPA in 1941. The history part of the 1890 book includes: Location and Natural Features, Incidents of Interest, Parish Organization, Parish Officials, the Great Riot, the Police Jury, Law and Lawyers, Elections and Politics, Schools and Churches, Towns and Villages, Societies and Associations, etc. In addition to the many names mentioned in the history section, there are a number of fairly lengthy biographies of prominent citizens: Enoch J. Barfield, Joseph Billis, Dr. Edward Rogerson Brownell, William Newton Creed, Samuel C. Curry, Albert A. Dean, John Walker Dean, Dr. M.A. Dunn, Henry Easterbrook, James W. Ethredge, H.G. Goodwyn, Ernest Grandchampt, W.O. Harrison, Charles Dennis Hickman, George W. Hickman, Isaac Newton Hicks, James A. Hyde, Sam Johnson, Joshua Kemp Jr.,S.M. La Croix, Joseph V. LeSage, Alfred W. Lewis, Major H.V. McCain, H. McKnight, J.H. McNeely, Capt. Columbus C. Nash, Benjamin H. Phillips, Joseph M. Plunkett, Col. E.G. Randolph, Judge W.L. Richardson, Capt. Francis Marion Sharp, Patrick H. Smith, C.H. Teal, Albert G. Thompson, and William J. Tison. The WPA book gives a nostalgic glimpse from a 1941 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. The excerpt consists of a small map of the area and a tour with brief stops at Campti, Montgomery, Colfax, and Tioga and other nearby communities.

Grant Parish, LA
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Cover of Grant Parish History

Sources: History of Grant Parish Louisiana; Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana
Authors: WPA Writers
Original Publication Year: 1890
Original Publisher: Southern Publishing Company
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