“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Beauregard Parish Louisiana Historical Markers

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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2017
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Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — 22 — DeRidder - The Sawmill Hub
(center panel) Climbing roses and vine covered trellises, along with flowering plants adorned the yards of the 125 tenant houses that were built by the Hudson Lumber Com0any in 1903. The subsidiary sawmill was built by Long Bell Lumber . . . — Map (db m109521) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — Grabow Riot
At this site, on July 7, 1912, a violent confrontation occurred between the Galloway Lumber Company and the Brotherhood of Timber Workers. The riot left 4 men dead and an estimated 50 men wounded. It was the defining event in the attempt to . . . — Map (db m125227) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — Sam Houston JonesGovernor of Louisiana — 1940 - 1944 —
Sam Houston Jones (1897 -1978) was born in Merryville and spent his youth in DeRidder. He is the only native of Beauregard Parish ever elected Governor of Louisiana.

Jones graduated from DeRidder High School in 1915. He then enrolled at . . . — Map (db m140517) HM

Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — Shady Grove School/Community Building
Built 1919-used as a school until 1928. Bought by community families to be used for cultural and social activities. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places December 2002. — Map (db m125177) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — World War II DeRidder Army Air Base Memorial
Erected in memory of United States Army Air Force personnel who lost their lives in training accidents at the DeRidder Army Airport and Gunnery Range, 1942-45. — Map (db m124846) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), Longville — Longville, LouisianaEstablished 1906
In 1906, the Long Bell Lumber Company of Kansas City, Missouri, under the leadership of Robert A. Long, began building a premier sawmill at Longville, Louisiana. The steam driven sawmill could cut 350,000 feet of lumber per day. Long- Bell also . . . — Map (db m140558) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), Merryville — Atŕkapa Trace Junctionwŕnne tol hokínul — "roads join together" ...Atŕkapa —
Portion of historical Atákapa trails connecting their S.E. Texas bands ("Sunset People") to S.W. Louisiana bands ("Sunrise People"), especially the Opelousa band. Composed of six bands, the "Atákapas", a Choctaw name, called themselves . . . — Map (db m136964) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), Merryville — Burk's Log Cabin1883
. . . — Map (db m136678) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), Merryville — Site of the Coushatta Indian Village
In the early 1800s members of the Coushatta Indian tribe, led by their chief, Red Shoes, settled in and around the present town of Merryville, where Indian mounds, shards and arrow heads have been found.

Being near the Spanish Territory provided . . . — Map (db m136681) HM

Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), Sugartown — Old Camp Ground CemeteryEstablished in the 1820's
A memorial to the pioneers of Sugartown (early outpost of Southwest Louisiana), whose courage and fortitude helped subdue the historic "Neutral Territory" of the Sabine-Rio Hondo Strip, claimed and contended for by four nations - France, Spain, . . . — Map (db m124845) HM

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