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Accession number 0000.011
Catalog Number 0000.011.007A
Object Name Clipping, newspaper
Title Haughton, La. Clippings
Caption Showing of pictures
Scope & Content 95-year-old
to reign at centennial

Times photo \ Jerry Holt

The town of Haughton was only 5 years old when its centennial festival parade marshal was born.
The town's oldest resident, Nora Lawrence, was named Tuesday by the festival planning committee to officiate at ceremonies honoring the rural Bossier Parish community's 100th birthday.
A festival is planned Nov. 10 to mark the event. Mrs. Lawrence will be marshal for the 10 a.m. parade. Other scheduled activities include contests, booths for arts, crafts and flea market items, entertainment,, and a 5-kilometer run.
- Haughton was founded in 1884. Mrs. Lawrence was born Jan. 19, 1889, in Homer. She first came to Haughton when she was about 6 years old to attend school, she recalls..
She married Thomas H. Lawrence, a grandson, of William Purvis Haughton and Mary Jane Hassell Haughton, who founded Haughton Plantation on the site of the town in 1845. Mrs. Lawrence's oldest son, Thomas Lawrence Jr., once served as mayor of the town. She has lived in Haughton since , 1904, she says.
People Lawrence, Norah A. Taylor
Search Terms Haughton
Subjects Celebrations
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Imagefile 001\0000011007.JPG
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Inventoried date 2009-08-01