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Fort Pike was the kind of deterrent that often gets overlooked by history, but the short-lived garrison briefly kept Missouri safe during the Black Hawk War.

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Editor’s note: Following is a condensed version of a story by award-winning print and broadcast journalist, author and public relations professional Brent Engel, and is available free in its entirety at the Louisiana Area Historical Museum, 304 Georgia Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat…

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Editor’s note: The following story is adapted from the book ‘They Call Us Pikers’ by author, historian and public relations professional Brent Engel of Louisiana.

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BOWLING GREEN—Today’s political conventions are not the rough-and-tumble events that they were 100 years ago. By convention time the presidential nominee has usually already been chosen. That wasn’t the case for either party in 1920. Among those mentioned as possible candidates for the Democ…

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Editor’s note: Following is the seventh and final part of a series by Pike County historian, journalist and public relations professional Brent Engel on the 1870 murder of Abbie Summers in Ashley.

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Editor’s note: Following is the fifth part of a series by Pike County historian, journalist and public relations professional Brent Engel on the 1870 murder of Abbie Summers in Ashley.

Editor’s note: Following is the third part of a series by Pike County historian, journalist and public relations professional Brent Engel on the 1870 murder of Abbie Summers in Ashley.

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LOUISIANA – Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 swing through Louisiana on his way to preside over the St. Louis World’s Fair prompted a flurry of excitement in the town — an occasion worth looking back on this President’s Day.

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Just as with today’s impeachment of President Donald Trump, efforts to sway opinion were strong as Pike County legislator John Brooks Henderson witnessed the 1868 campaign to oust President Andrew Johnson.

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LOUISIANA – John Brooks Henderson stands out among Louisiana’s famous sons. A Missouri Senator during the Civil War, he played a key role in the writing and passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. He dashed the attempt to  remove President Andrew Johnson and was hired by Ulys…

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BOWLING GREEN – Champ Clark Honey Shuck Restoration Inc. held their annual banquet and meeting — styled a  “Salute to Veterans” — in honor of Bennett Clark and the American Legion Thursday, Oct. 24 at the historic Honey Shuck house.

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The internationally-known band Cornet Chop Suey performed a wide-ranging selection of jazz and other tunes during its annual performance Sept. 28 at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. More than 150 people were treated to tunes such as “Dipper Mouth Blues,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Blueberry Hill,” “…

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LOUISIANA – Members of  Pike County chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will assist in digitizing information for Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Cindy Blaylock, chair of the Cemetery Improvement project, presented the work done by Charity Lesley in l…

We hope you enjoy this article retrieved from the October 17, 2007, archived edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal. The Louisiana Press-Journal archives allow you access to our newspaper back to June 14, 2005. Subscriptions start as low as $5.00 for one day, $35 for six months or $60 for one year.

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We hope you enjoy this article retrieved from the July 20, 2005, archived edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal. The Louisiana Press-Journal archives allow you access to our newspaper back to June 14, 2005. Subscriptions start as low as $5.00 for one day, $35 for six months or $60 for one year.