Nola Mae Ross

The First Century: Krause & Managan Lumber Co.

  • An unusual circumstance at a hotel saloon in Westlake, Louisiana would change the lives of two young men and lead them into one of the most successful partnerships in Southwest Louisiana. Still in existence after 148 years, Krause & Managan Lumber Co. has helped shape the landscape and economy of Southwest Louisana.

    Local historian, Nola Mae Ross, explores the events that brought William Managan and Rudolph Krause together and follows their 45-year journey as the leaders of Krause & Managan Lumber Co.