A collection of photographs and memorabilia that belonged to the late Howard Blackburn, of Leesville, is being added to the Vernon Parish Library's online historic photo collection and archives.

Library director Howard L. Coy Jr. said the collection was donated by the Blackburn family. It includes photographs, newspaper clippings, audio/video narrations and handwritten notes from Blackburn's lifetime of gathering history on Vernon Parish, Leesville, New Llano, the logging industry, trains, Kansas City Southern Railroad, aviation, World War II and more. Click here to read more. (Elona Weston)

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