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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...

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The June 28, 1928 issue of The Bossier Banner took pleasure in printing an article about a friend and former playmate and schoolmate of...

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In its July 5, 1928 issue The Bossier Banner printed some really far-out folktales. “The reporter appreciated having as a caller Friday of last week...

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The Bossier Banner picked up an article from The Plain Dealing Progress for publication in The Banner’s August 10, 1050 issue.  It stresses the...

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The Bossier Banner proclaimed in its August 23, 1921 issue “September 1st to be made a big get-together day for all.” “A mass meeting of...