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The Bossier Parish Library Historical Center will be hosting its annual Holiday Open House on Friday December 54 from 2:30—4:30 p.m in the Historical...

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J.T. Manry’s column about James B. Gilmer in the September 29, 1932 issue of The Bossier Banner could have been filled with much more...

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J.T. Manry’s article about James B. Gilmer in the September 29, 1932 issue of The Bossier Banner documented not only the life of Gilmer,...

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The Bossier Banner’s issue for September 29, 1932 carried a long article about James B. Gilmer written by J. T. Manry.  Two previous articles...

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Last week’s column described Orchard Place, the palatial home built by James Gilmer in Bossier Parish.  This column will describe the man himself, continuing...

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In its September 29, 1932 issue The Bossier Banner ran a sketch of James Blair Gilmer who was the son of George Oglethorpe and...

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Often researchers who come to the History Center are seeking information about early businesses in the Shreveport/Bossier area.  In the early 1930s The Bossier...

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An article in the August 4, 1932 issue of The Bossier Banner proclaimed ‘The Red Rock Grocery is Name of New Store.’” “How many of...

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From 1933-1942 the Civilian Conservation Corps operated to provide relief to families with young unmarried men who had difficulty finding jobs.  Manual labor jobs...

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Although potato houses were well known in the states of Delaware, Maine and Maryland in the early twentieth century, even in 1940 the Bossier...