Contributed by Barbara
Description: Rayville, Louisiana Newspaper Name Index, 1872-74Date: 1872
About Rayville, Louisiana Newspaper Name Index, 1872-74
Name index to the Richland Beacon, published in Rayville, Louisiana
Billed as "a real live country newspaper," the Richland Beacon featured news from Richland Parish and neighboring northeastern Louisiana parishes during the difficult years of the Reconstruction. This database is a name index to the newspaper between 1872 and 1874. Each entry contains the person's name, why their name appeared in print, issue date, and a concise summary of the newspaper article. It contains the names of over 3000 persons. For researchers of Louisiana ancestors, this database offers glimpses of country life and clues provided by court and political news, school board proceedings, local items, and business advertisements.