Early days in Sabine Parish, LA, which includes the towns of Converse, Fisher, Florien, Many, Noble, Pleasant Hill, and Zwolle, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this brand new 30-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: Statistics, Population, Early Settlements, Incidents of Interest, Early Residents, Slave Holders, Police Jury and Courts of Justice, Lawyers, Doctors, Societies, Industries and Improvements, Towns, and Sabine County's participation in the Mexican War and the Civil War. In addition to the many names mentioned in the history section, there are a number of fairly lengthy biographies of prominent citizens: . 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 Converse, Noble, Xolle, Many, Florien and other nearby communities.
Sabine Parish, LA
Sources: History of Sabine 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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