A Lost Colonial Graveyard

If you go here: https://books.google.com/books?id=0nZFAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA498&ots=kNyDOAxGFS&dq=%22Hypolite%20Pargoud%22&pg=PA497#v=onepage&q=%22Hypolite%20Pargoud%22&f=false, you will read about Hypolite Pargoud's fight with the Parish over a plot of land that had once been a cemetery. Back in colonial days in the 1790's, Jean Baptiste Filhiol set aside roughly twelve acres of land at the junction of Bayou DeSiard and the Ouachita River as a … Continue reading A Lost Colonial Graveyard

The Legend of the Pargoud Indian Mound

Written for Louisiana Road Trips Magazine, November, 2010.                      Down Island Drive, where Bayou DeSiard meets the Ouachita River, is a small Indian mound.  It is four hundred feet north of Upper Pargoud Plantation on land originally owned by Hypolite Pargoud.  In the 1800’s it was a picnic spot for Monroe residents.  They would … Continue reading The Legend of the Pargoud Indian Mound