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12/22/2020: by Stephen Regan Smith
History of DeSoto Parish Told Through Photographs
Local authors team up on new book
Book Signing –
Venue: The Raven Bookstore
Date: July 2, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Address: 8352 Hwy 171
Grand Cane, LA 71032
Highlights of DeSoto Parish:
* Almost all of the images in the book were donated from private collections of local residents.
* The book is organized chronologically, beginning from the French and Spanish settlers, to the founding of the parish and the effect of the railroads.
* The book also focuses on lost structure and existing historical sites in the major towns, communities and villages and the story behind each community and structure.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.
Emilia Gay Griffith Means, PhD, is author of The Guy Mannering Letters of Henry Watkins Allen, editor of four anthologies of DeSoto Plume, and editor of the journal North Louisiana History. Liz Chrysler began researching DeSoto Parish history while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Two of her four published books concern the parish, and she serves as editor of DeSoto Plume.
by Emilia Gay Griffith Means, Liz Chrysler
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: June 13, 2011
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