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Grant Parish Louisiana Historical Markers

 
Colfax Riot Marker at the Grant Parish courthouse image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, August 6, 2010
Colfax Riot Marker at the Grant Parish courthouse
Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — Colfax Riot
On this site occurred the Colfax Riot in which three white men and 150 negroes were slain. This event on April 13, 1873, marked the end of carpetbag misrule in the South. — Map (db m34602) HM
Louisiana (Grant Parish), Pollock — Welcome to Pollock Home of the Dogwood Festival
Native Americans first roamed this area of virgin pines and crystal streams. Then it was named Oction by early pioneer settlers. The Civil War Battle at Oction Hill occurred here in 1864. In 1889, Jay Gould, business tycoon and railroad magnate, . . . — Map (db m117582) HM

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