Hermione house, headquarters for the Madison Historical Society
Collected Stories of Tallulah
and Madison Parish
For sale by the Madison
1. Minnie Murphy
A collection of stories about local people and local businesses by Minnie
Murphy, resident of Madison Parish, written for WPA project in 1930's.
Descriptions of local buildings listed on the National Register
3. Richmond Compiler .
Excerpts from the1842 Compiler printed in Richmond, LA. by John Quinton Anderson author of Brokenburn
4. Mass Meetings at
The story of the Tyner family when they arrived in Madison Parish in 1930. Told by Bruce Tyner.
5. Silver Cross Cemetery
Partial list compiled by a local Scout Troop
6. Memories of a Madison Parish
Native (revised 1998)
Stories appearing in the Society's column in the Madison Journal by Geneva Rountree Williams.
7. Home Sweet
Memories of living at Hermione House by Amy Ouchly
while a reporter for the Madison Journal.
8. "Search for the Rare
Ivorybill" by Don Eckleberry
Artist Eckleberry finds one of the last Ivory Bills
existing in Madison Parish. Today there are none.
9. "In The Louisiana
Canebrakes" by Theodore Roosevelt
The personal story of President Roosevelt's bear hunt in Madison Parish with
Ben Lilly (1907)
10. "James McDowell
1835-1855" by Louis Buckner
This family was connected with Madison Parish for 120 years. McDowell's widow
was owner of Sparta Plantation at the beginning of the Civil War. Walnut Grove
Plantation was also owned at one time by family members. The last transaction
of this family in the Parish was 1955.
11. "The Kings of Iona" by
Edith Follett King
A most interesting story related about the King family that lived at Mound, LA
just after the Civil War.
12. "Madam Walker, Madison's
Millionaire" by Mary Booth
A resumι of the life of the daughter of slaves who
became the first black, female self-made millionaire. She was born in Delta, Madison
13. "Notes from the History of
Madison Parish Louisiana" by William Murphy (1927)
P 101. "1927
Flood" actual pictures of the disaster, some dialogue
P 202. "Glamorous Louisiana Under Ten
The story of the ten flags that flew over Louisiana.
B 201. "Brokenburn" by Kate Stone
Called the real "Gone With the Wind". A day
by day diary of a young lady living through the trying days of the Civil War as
General Grant's Army occupies.
B 202. "Off
Leaves from the life of a Louisiana Swamp Doctor"
First issued in the 1950's by John Q. Anderson, this collection of stories of a
practicing doctor living in Richmond, LA before the War has been reissued with
a new introduction by author Edwin T. Arnold.
Maps and Pictures
"Madison Parish in 1863" - a map by Edwin Bearss
This colored 20"X 30" map depicting the lay of the land and the path
of the Mississippi River. Skirmishes in the Parish noted, including Milliken's
Bend, headquarters for General Grant's troops on their march to Vicksburg.
PC 302. Picture of
Mound Store in 1935
An enlarged picture of this landmark at Mound, LA suitable for framing. The
"Store", which was also the Post Office, played a great part in the
lives of those in the area.
PC 303. Aerial
picture of Tallulah and the surrounding area
Clear, colored photograph of Tallulah in the 1990's.
PC 304. Scott
Airport Print by Julie Buckner
Signed and dated black & white print of the original home of Delta
PC 305. Print of Coca
Cola Building by Julie Buckner
Signed and dated black & white print of early building where Coca Cola was
bottled in early 1930's in Tallulah.
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These publications may be ordered
Madison Historical Society P. O. Box 268 Tallulah, LA 71284
Phone: 318-574-0082 Fax: 318-574-8816
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