Uriah Frasier

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the for the is discussion the and personnel '<Jf; %»e#» v >-district committees committees will be mads shortly. mpreme" court by • judge E. Mc- Jeehan. Game and Fish Were Plentiful Here @®®®©©®@®® In Olden Days Says G. S. McElduff G. S. McElduff, living on East Mississippi Ave. here today furnished furnished more historical information pertaining to the early pioneer days in Ruston and Lincoln Parish. Parish. Mr. came the attend the today production code, of is operation, exception to production Mr. McElduff, now 80 years old, moved to this country with his how Ruston or the territory here looked in 1870 and stated that little little other than the mighty oak and tall pine trees nestled among the same ravines and hills that make up Rusr,on today. He remembers the first house and store to be built in Ruston and ^ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin stated that he traded with J. J. Marion McElduff from Fairfield | Nelson who at that time had a Dist. S. C. in the year 1870, the journey from South Carolina here was 9 weeks traveling in ox and mule carts. McElduff and his father up the old "Wire Road" which ran into the Jackson Parish Parish town of Vienna which was the parish seat then. At Vienna, the elder McElduff met the late Robert Russ who then owned all of the land of which Ruston was later to be a part. Mr. Russ tried to sell Mr. McElduff the tract of land and virgin forest which is now Ruston for the staggering staggering sum of $1.50 to $2 per acre. At lhat time Mr.,McElduff's fath- mercantilc establishment at Vienna, Vienna, but when the town of Ruston Ruston was founded and chartered, he moved his business to Ruston. Some of the first business establishments establishments in Ruston were: Capt. Lewis, Col. Standifer. Teke Holland, Holland, and 1 others, he said. In the early clays, people had to haul I heir cotton to Old Trenton Trenton as there were no railroads then. Mr. McElduff's brother-in-law, E. H. Broch helped to cut the right-of-way and then build the V. S. and P. railroad through this part of the country. Game and fish were plentiful in er wanted a larger stock range the olden days, he said, wild tur- and he located in what is now_ kt -'V' d(>cr . beaver, alligators and Ward 5 near Cypress and D'Ar- l-onne swamp. Franklin Marion McElduff purchased a tract of land from Lowe Klrckland and r.ome additional property from Mike Baughman. Mr. McElduff well remembers many of the old pioneers of this locality such as: Joe Stowe, Garland Garland Colvin, John Colvin, Andy Colvin, Maj. Tom Colvin, Malie and N. Colvin, Uriah Frasier and Old Dr. Tipton also Col. Willis Wood, all of these folk comim 1 here years before the Civil War. Mr. McElduff remembers well •quirrels were thick and wild plge- nis and (lucks darkened the sky Joe Slowe killed 900 ducks in one winter at the Beaver Pond which Is ner Laurence's ferry on D'Arbonue bayou on what is now the Dr. C. H. Laurence property. 1 «» , Buy your poster paper ut The Leader. to BEHIND THE SCENES IN

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  1. The Ruston Daily Leader,
  2. 05 Sep 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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