Madison Parish, Louisiana
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Agriculture, USDA Lab and Cotton Dusting— Duckport & Shirley Plantations 1910-1930
Baptizing
— Tallulah - Brushy Bayou, circa 1920-30
Buildings — Tallulah
Cotton Carnival 1948 — Tallulah
Floods
Ivory-billed Woodpecker
La Delta Project
— Thomastown
Miscellaneous
Tallulah Centennial-1957

Agriculture, USDA Lab and Cotton Dusting — Duckport & Shirley Plantations 1910-1930

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Baptizing — Tallulah - Brushy Bayou, circa 1920-30

       

Buildings — Tallulah

       



       

       

        

       

      

Cotton Carnival 1948 — Tallulah

         

         

         

   

Floods Click Here

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The last confirmed sighting of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker was in Madison Parish on the Singer Tract (now the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge) in 1944.  In 2004 there was a disputed sighting in Arkansas which was probably a Pileated Woodpecker -- often mistaken for the Ivory-billed.

These photos were taken by Dr. James T. Tanner during the period 1935-1939 and are linked to the website of the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Nestling ivory-billed woodpecker and J. J. Kuhn, March 6, 1938

Nestling ivory-billed woodpecker and J. J. Kuhn, March 6, 1938

James T. Tanner standing next to a big honey locust near Methiglum Bayou, May 1935

Paul Kellogg and J. J. Kuhn when sound recording of ivory-billed woodpecker was being made, April 1935

Temporary camp on Indian Lake

 

 

 

Ivory-billed woodpecker pair changing at nest, April 1935

Ivory-billed woodpecker pair changing at nest, April 1935. Enlargement

Dead hackberry fed upon by ivory-billed woodpeckers, June 1937

Dead limb scaled of bark by ivory-billed woodpeckers, June 1937

Cyprus at end of Rainey Lake, March 1940

 

 

 

 

Female ivory-billed woodpecker at nest in red maple, April 1935

Female ivory-billed woodpecker at nest in red maple, April 1935. Enlargement

Male ivory-billed woodpecker at nest in red maple, April 1935 (1)

Male ivory-billed woodpecker at nest in red maple, April 1935 (1). Enlargement.

Ash tree with ivory-billed woodpecker roosting holes, June 1937

 

 

 

 

Male ivory-billed woodpecker at nest in red maple, April 1935 (2)

Male ivory-billed woodpecker at nest in red maple, April 1935 (2)

Ivory-billed woodpecker nest tree, Nuttall's Oak, April 1939

Tensas River, July 1937

Dead-top gum with ivory-billed woodpecker feeding sign, May 1937

 

 

 

 

 

La Delta Project — Thomastown 1940

These scenes of the Farm Security Administration’s La Delta Project near Thomastown were taken by noted photographer Marion Post Wolcott (1910-1990) in May and June 1940. All photos are from the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection. The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was created in the Department of Agriculture in 1937. The FSA and its predecessor, the Resettlement Administration (RA), were New Deal programs designed to assist poor farmers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.





            

Miscellaneous

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*In the early 1920’s this plane landed across the bayou from what is now Tallulah High School so the pilot could walk to town and get something to eat



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Tallulah Centennial - 1957









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