Memior of Franklin Hildegard, when he was the publisher of The Jennings Daily News
As I Remember It- The Jennings Daily News
Page Count: 106
8.5x11 Side Bind
Year Published: 1977
Originally printed in 1977, Wise Publications has brought back this classic in its classic binding style-side binding. Start from the beginning, to the Southern Pacific Railroad, to the Batson Murder Case in 1903, through the roaring 20s, all they way to 1977.
Franklin Hildegard, for a quarter of the century, the chronicler of contemporary life in Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish, was equally interested in its past. So it wasn't surprising that he began visiting burial grounds after becoming publisher of the local newspaper. Armed with basic information, he was able to update himself on current community life. He would seek out those family names that had lasted generations in the area.
Economic hardships in the 1930s, and the war in the 1940s, he become a decorated soldier. After wartime ended, he served again as a member of the parish draft board.