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Accession number 0000.011
Catalog Number 0000.011.008.004
Object Name Document
Title Bossier Parish, History of
Scope & Content Document. "Bossier Parish". Typewritten document by unknown author. (Possibly Rupert Peyton) from around 1930. Information is from Hardin's History of Northwest Louisiana. First page is encapsulated in mylar and contains information about the creation of Bossier Parish; a portion of Act 33, which created the parish; information about Pierre Bossier, including his duel with Gen. Gainnie (includes the myth that Pierre Bossier committed suicide); and Bellevue. (Rest of pages are in reverse order) "Parish Officers" Gives a list of Parish Officials from the 1840s. "Elm Grove and the Two Generals Hodges"- about Elm Grove Plantation, WH. Hodges, Campbell Blackshear Hodges, John L. Hodges; World War I; The Bossier Times; the Bossier Banner; The Planter's Press; the Bossier Sentinel; and the Plain Dealer/Plain Dealing Progress. (Pages out of Order- next pageā€¦) Peabody A Morse and Josephine Morse; Bulow Ward Marston; Ninock Plantation; Reconstruction; Abbie Marston McLelland; James E. Marston; and Bulow Ward Marston; John Marston; (Next Page) Fort Kirby Smith; P.A. Morse; Ninock Plantation; California Gold Rush; (Next Page) Bossier Cavalry; Confederate States of America; Civil War; Marks Guards; Thirteenth Louisiana Battalion of Cavalry; Bossier Volunteers; Mary Cane; Battery Price; Battery Walker; Battery Ewell; Fort Kirby Smith; Fort Turnbull; Restoration of Fort Kirby Smith by Mayor Tom Hickman and others; (Page 7) Collinsburg; Gilmer Family; pottery; textile manufacture; Dr. Walker; medicine; silk industry; Cuba; James Blair Gilmer; Red Land; Red Land Seminary; Fillmore, Bossier Academy, Fillmore Masonic Lodge; Bossier Rangers; Vance Guards; Robins Greys; (Page 6) James Blair Gilmer; The Orchard; Orchard Place; (Contains the false information that Mr. Gilmer developed Orchard Place/The Orchard, which in reality belonged to the Pickett family), contains information about Orchard Place and the dimensions of the rooms. Pauline Pickett Gilmer; James B. Pickett; (5) Rocky Mount; Rev. A.R. Banks; Banks Chapel/Cottage Grove; George Oglethorpe Gilmer; James Blair Gilmer; Plain Dealing Plantation; (Page 4-2) Description of Bossier Parish in 1860 taken from J.W. Dorr's account in the New Orleans Cresent, Includes information about farming, crops, Bellevue, the Bossier Banner; Fillmore; Bossier Point; Benton; Collinsburg; Plainville; Hurricane Bluff; Carolina Bluff; Cotton Vally; Rocky Mount; Orchard Grove; Murrel's Point, Lake Bistineau (navigation of); (page 2) Cottage Grove Seminary; Bellevue Academy; education; schools;
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Inventoried date 2009-08-01