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  1. Revisiting the Bossier massacre of 1868 according to the Freedmen’s Bureau

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    February 23, 2015 by elhseven

    Synopsis of Murders Committed in Parishes of Caddo and Bossier September and October 1868 according to the Freedmen’s Bureau investigation. …
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  2. What happened to George W. Hale’s slave, Airy?

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    August 17, 2014 by elhseven

    According to the Bureau of Land Management, George Washington Hale bought 477 acres between 1859 and 1860. A few years …
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  3. Memorial Day

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    May 26, 2014 by elhseven

    I’m paying homage, in particular, to all of the African American gravestones of former soldiers who are buried in various …
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  4. Tiger Oil and Gas Corporation

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    April 24, 2014 by elhseven

    Burton, Willie. 1994. On the Black side of Shreveport: a history. 2nd edition, Shreveport, LA: s.n.]. Out of print


  5. Early Settlers of Caddo Prairie Community

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    March 23, 2014 by elhseven

    The author of the excerpt below has written a thorough glimpse into the life of their early ancestors, the Hale …
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  6. Buckhall Plantation, Bossier Parish

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    February 16, 2014 by elhseven

    According to the Volume 4, page 112 of the 1856 Land Partition of Paulina DeGraffenried Gilmer & James Gilmer, Buckhall …
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  7. Hurricane Bluff Plantation, Bossier Parish

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    February 16, 2014 by elhseven

    This 2,285 acre plantation, valued at $138,045 in 1857 was initially given to John Pickett Jr. as a part of …
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  8. Goldpoint Plantation, NW Louisiana

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    January 28, 2014 by elhseven

    Goldpoint Plantation, Bossier, Parish The following includes a list of indentured servants from Goldpoint plantation.  This 1857 conveyance record represents …
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  9. Hettie Adger Cemetery/St. Paul CME Church

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    January 18, 2014 by elhseven

    I continue to tell people sometimes the only evidence of one’s existence is found in a graveyard.  If you are …
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  10. Some slave & freedmen records at Red River Baptist Church, Benton, LA

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    January 11, 2014 by elhseven

    Red River Baptist Church was started in 1849 in the Willow Chute community of Bossier parish with the following 13 …
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