Friday, July 22, 2011

Richland Resident Insults Oak Ridge Native in 1881

Richland Resident Insults Oak Ridge Native

I recently came across this while looking at old clips of the Ouachita Telegraph from 1881 and thought I'd post a copy of it.  Below the original page is a zoomed, clipped copy of the article.

Funny Clipping from the 1881 Ouachita Telegraph

Full Page of the February 4, 1881 Ouachita Telegraph

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Double Taxation!

Before Richland Parish existed, the surrounding parishes made up the area we know today as Richland.  The areas known today as Start, Crew Lake, Wynn Island, and parts of Girard, were formerly located in Morehouse Parish.

While recently pouring over some old Supreme Court cases in Louisiana, I ran across this interesting case. Even though Richland Parish had been created by an act of the Louisiana Legislature, Morehouse Parish continued to tax the region that was formerly part of its boundaries.

After hearing the case, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Richland.  To read the ruling, see the information below.