From the Pages of The Louisiana Democrat – 21 Nov 1877

Thanks to Chronicling America and LSU, we are able to view digital copies of the Louisiana Democrat.  The following article reveals to the reader the plans of the Rapides Cemetery Association to raise funds for future improvements of the cemetery grounds for the betterment of the community.

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Washington Times – Old Rapides Cemetery a “hidden treasure”

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The Washington Times picked up the story that Jeff Matthews, Town Talk, recently wrote regarding our preservation efforts at the Historic Rapides Cemetery. Thank you Jeff! Thank you Washington Times!  Many people who read this article in the Washington Times contacted us regarding family interred at the cemetery.  More information and stories have come to light. For the full article, click here.

Town Talk Article 11-17-14

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Thank you Town Talk!

Rapides Cemetery is “too great a treasure to keep hidden any longer.”

So says Bobby Hynson, a board member of the Historical Association of Central Louisiana and one of the organizers of an effort to clean up and preserve the historic burial ground in Pineville.

“There’s so many stories there,” Hynson said. “When you think about the famous people, the politicians, just the ordinary folks buried there, plus the scoundrels and the scalawags, we can come up with a list of characters that’s second to none.” To read more click here

Clean Up Day: November 29th! Mark your Calendar!

Hello dear friends,

Mark your calendars now for our monthly clean up.  November 29th at 8:00 a.m. we will meet and work on a couple clean projects at the Historic Rapides Cemetery, 201 Hatti Street, Pineville, Louisiana. Please forward this post to anyone you think would be interested in helping us with this project.

Below are pictures from our last clean up day. A special thank you to those who joined us from the Youth Challenge Program. Also, thanks to Jackson Sleet, Charles Charrier, Brent Morock, Fr. Chad Partain, Bobby Hynson and many, many, more who work tirelessly to preserve and upkeep this beautiful gem in Central Louisiana.

We are open to groups helping us (Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Youth Groups, Civil Associations, etc.). Please contact us for more information!  Email: HistoricRapidesCemetery@gmail.com

Like our page to get updates and to keep up with our progress: https://www.facebook.com/rapidescps

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SONY DSCPlease come on out and help us preserve this beautiful treasure in Cenla.  We have many volunteer opportunities available from cleaning the markers, cleaning up the brush and undergrowth, locating and identifying lost graves and much, much more. Thank you for visiting!!!!

COMPANY PROFILE FOR BOOK PUBLICATION

We have exciting news!!  We have a history book in the works regarding the people and families of Alexandria.  It is scheduled to be published in May 2015.  The book will feature never before seen photographs, histories of the families and persons buried at the Rapides Historic Cemetery and we are inviting you to be a part of this epic work!  Does your company have a history or profile?  We are currently seeking businesses to add their company history and profile in the book.

Samples of how your company profile will appear in the book publication. There are many ways to format the history/profile of your company. Also, below in a Word document are examples of how we can take the information from your company’s website profile and format it for the book. We have full page (black and white or color) and half page (black and white or color) options. Please contact us for more information.  HistoricRapidesCemetery@gmail.com

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FULL PAGE COMPANY PROFILE IN FULL COLOR  $300

FULL PAGE COMPANY PROFILE IN BLACK AND WHITE ONLY $250

HALF PAGE COMPANY PROFILE IN FULL COLOR $150

HALF PAGE COMPANY PROFILE IN BLACK AND WHITE $125.

Every business that includes their profile will also receive a free book where the profile appears valued at $35!

Please email: HistoricRapidesCemetery@gmail.com for more information!!!!