Louisiana Schools in every townships’ 16th Section ordered by Congress in 1826.
How many schools are actually appearing at the same locations today?
Samuel Lockhart, of Concordia parish, owned land in “WASHITA” parish in 1829 that included section 16.
Louisiana Libraries began with stock in the lottery.
UPDATE: h/t Lora Peppers fB – Soloman W. Downs can be found on Find A Grave.
He served in the US Senate from 1847-1853.
Photo by Lora Peppers on 12/01/2004 took this photo of Soloman Downs gravesite for FAG and read this post from 2009 about the Senator.
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