The second century of Clarksville was relived on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Clarksville Christian Church, with speakers providing research and personal accounts about different areas of the town.
Brent Engel began the presentation with a recap of the town in the 1920s and the burning of the La Crosse building in 1923.
Businesses of the time were highlighted, such as Reynold’s Coffee Shop, Carol Hotel, Cooper’s Grocery, barber Abe Tinsley and dentist Paul Hamilton.
The Great Depression’s effect was felt in town with the number of banks decreasing from eight to one. That one, CBC Bank, is still open today.
To see the whole story pick up a Louisiana Press-Journal at one of the following convenient locations.
Joe’s Jug, County Market, Ayerco, River-view Abel’s, Family Drug, Abel’s on 79, Scotty’s Citgo, Eolia Fuel Center, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Louisiana Laundromat, Tobacco Plus, Karl’s movies, PCMH, or here at Louisiana Press-Journal. You can have it delivered to your home by calling 573-754-5566 and ordering a subscription.