A lovely evening and a great read
The 50th Anniversary Gala held by the West Baton Rouge Museum was a fabulous evening of visiting with locals and leaders and enjoying history and food. What more could a local journalist ask for?
As if the chocolate covered strawberries, crab cakes and endless champagne were not enough of a treat, the West Baton Rouge Historical Association gave away copies of its book “The History of West Baton Rouge Parish: People, Places and Progress.”
I spent most of my Sunday curled up on the couch flipping through its pages reading about each municipality, the Addis Volunteer Fire Department, the impact of the railroad on the parish, and much more. Each page is as in-depth and interesting as the last.
Though I haven’t had the time to read the book in its entirety I am looking forward to doing so. In the meantime, the index will point me where I should go to include more comprehensive information in particular articles. I’m not sure who invented the index, but society owes quite a bit to them.
I can only imagine the time, dedication and research it took to put this book together. I want to thank the WBR Historical Association for the book as it is an invaluable asset to the newspaper and myself. The stories and information included in the book leave no doubt in my mind that this parish is small but as mighty as the river that runs through it.
The book showcases the strength, durability and dedication to the progress of this parish through facts and stories. What more could a local journalist ask for?
Thank you to the volunteers and crew at the West Baton Rouge Museum and the West Baton Rouge Historical Association for a lovely evening and a great read.