Cotton Valley, Louisiana

 

James C. Staton Report Card - 11th Grade

Submitted  by James A. Staton

Submitted by James A. Staton

 Cotton Valley HS    football team about 1935 by James A. Staton

Submitted by James A. Staton

Submitted by James A. Staton

TRYING TO LOCATE 1973 COTTON VALLEY CLASSMATE

Do you know who might be keeping up with former Cotton Valley
students?  I'm trying to locate a member of the class of 1973.

Theresa Bunner, Class of 1946 

If anyone can help, email mindenmemories@aol.com and we will put you in touch with Theressa.

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Photographs are Compliments of Herbert Browning

School  Colors: Blue and Gold
Mascot: Wildcat
Cotton Valley High School,grades k-12 (Principal Ronnie Rhymes) 2006/7
Wanted; Memories of Cotton Valley, Louisiana and the Cotton Valley High School E-MAIL us at mindenmemories@aol.com   

They left out A famous landmark in CottonValley. The Ho Made drive in was there in the early 50's and is still in operation. Speedy Jones owned it and now Hershel his son is operating it to day. Ask anybody and that was the place to go and hang out.I was from Minden and was dating the prettiest girl there(later married her). Also Cotton Valley Solvents now Calumet was owned by Mr. Hunt and lived on the premises. He furnished all the kids A place to dance and the building is still there. It was kinda the "Hunters Place House.From 1958 to 1961 were our famouse years. Sherry I will send you pictures of the land marks.

SUBMITTED BY RONNIE HENNIGAN, CLASS OF 1961  

Cotton Valley High School

To see the Cotton Valley 1948 Echo Year book See THE ECHO under MEMORIES submitted by Theresa Matthews Bunner. We need help identifying the students in the year book. 

Corner Stone dedicated 1976

Cafeteria, Classrooms are underneath the building

Classrooms

Wildcat Football Field

COTTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VETERANS MEMORIAL MONUMENT

The names on the Memorial at Cotton Valley School are: Coy Baten--USMC Henry Boller--USMC Gordon Cope--USAF Marshall Cox-- USN Milton Dean--USAF Alvin Rigdon--USAF Marvin Rigdon--USMC Clyde Walker-- USN Clarence Yocum--USN Everle Cox--USA J.O. "Bud" McMichael--USN

   Everle Cox, one of the names on the memorial at Cotton Valley School, was a 1948 graduate of Cotton Valley.  He is listed in their first "Echo".  The following message is in it:     "Due to the recent disaster that came to this community, the publication of a complete 'Echo' was impossible.     "We hope, since this is the first 'Echo", that it will inspire a bigger and better 'Echo' in 1949."     The "disaster" referred to was, of course, the tornado of December 31, 1947.   Theresa Bunner

 

                                                                

Looking West along the main street of Cotton Valley. The Municipal building is on  the
corner of the right side of the picture. This is Resident Street.



The Masonic Lodge Building which was built Aug. 1989. Herbert has been a member
for almost 36 yrs.

                              

   Looking South along U.S. Hwy 371. Formerly Hwy 7. Hwy from Dixie Inn to Ark.


Claire Fussell

To reach  Cotton Valley, you must travel north from Dixie Inn on HWY 371 (old HWY 7). You pass signs denoting Hortman and Couchwood communities before you reach Cotton Valley.  When you reach the LA 160 junction with HWY 371, you turn right (east) onto LA 160, cross the railroad tracks, and find Cotton Valley High School on the right.  If I remember correctly (I only taught there one semester), the new cafeteria (with classrooms under it) is built where the old Cotton Valley School once stood.  The new gym is between and behind the cafeteria and classroom building.  In front of the classroom building is the memorial. 


Highway 371 Sign

Cotton Valley High School Front

Cotton Valley High School Cafeteria

Cotton Valley High School Cafeteria

Cotton Valley Veteran's Memorial

Cotton Valley Veteran's Memorial Back

Cotton Valley High School Office Entrance

Cotton Valley High School Reader Board

Trophy Case with Wildcat

For Your Tomorrow We Gave Our Today

Louisiana Highway 160 to Cotton Valley HS

Louisiana Emblem at Cotton Valley High School Entrance

 This this history of Cotton Valley was written for the

 Webster Parish Centennial 1871 - 1971 by the Webster

  Parish Police Jury.

  Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan

 
Cotton Valley, Louisiana

Photographs are Compliments of Herbert Browning

School  Colors: Blue and Gold
Mascot: Wildcat
Cotton Valley High School,grades k-12 (Principal Ronnie Rhymes) 2006/7
Wanted; Memories of Cotton Valley, Louisiana and the Cotton Valley High School E-MAIL us at mindenmemories@aol.com   

Cotton Valley High School

To see the Cotton Valley 1948 Echo Year book See THE ECHO under MEMORIES submitted by Theresa Matthews Bunner. We need help identifying the students in the year book. 

Corner Stone dedicated 1976

Cafeteria, Classrooms are underneath the building

Classrooms

Wildcat Football Field

COTTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VETERANS MEMORIAL MONUMENT

The names on the Memorial at Cotton Valley School are: Coy Baten--USMC Henry Boller--USMC Gordon Cope--USAF Marshall Cox-- USN Milton Dean--USAF Alvin Rigdon--USAF Marvin Rigdon--USMC Clyde Walker-- USN Clarence Yocum--USN Everle Cox--USA J.O. "Bud" McMichael--USN

   Everle Cox, one of the names on the memorial at Cotton Valley School, was a 1948 graduate of Cotton Valley.  He is listed in their first "Echo".  The following message is in it:     "Due to the recent disaster that came to this community, the publication of a complete 'Echo' was impossible.     "We hope, since this is the first 'Echo", that it will inspire a bigger and better 'Echo' in 1949."     The "disaster" referred to was, of course, the tornado of December 31, 1947.   Theresa Bunner

 

                                                                

Looking West along the main street of Cotton Valley. The Municipal building is on  the
corner of the right side of the picture. This is Resident Street.



The Masonic Lodge Building which was built Aug. 1989. Herbert has been a member
for almost 36 yrs.

                              

   Looking South along U.S. Hwy 371. Formerly Hwy 7. Hwy from Dixie Inn to Ark.


Claire Fussell

To reach  Cotton Valley, you must travel north from Dixie Inn on HWY 371 (old HWY 7). You pass signs denoting Hortman and Couchwood communities before you reach Cotton Valley.  When you reach the LA 160 junction with HWY 371, you turn right (east) onto LA 160, cross the railroad tracks, and find Cotton Valley High School on the right.  If I remember correctly (I only taught there one semester), the new cafeteria (with classrooms under it) is built where the old Cotton Valley School once stood.  The new gym is between and behind the cafeteria and classroom building.  In front of the classroom building is the memorial. 


Highway 371 Sign

Cotton Valley High School Front

Cotton Valley High School Cafeteria

Cotton Valley High School Cafeteria

Cotton Valley Veteran's Memorial

Cotton Valley Veteran's Memorial Back

Cotton Valley High School Office Entrance

Cotton Valley High School Reader Board

Trophy Case with Wildcat

For Your Tomorrow We Gave Our Today

Louisiana Highway 160 to Cotton Valley HS

Louisiana Emblem at Cotton Valley High School Entrance

 This this history of Cotton Valley was written for the

 Webster Parish Centennial 1871 - 1971 by the Webster

  Parish Police Jury.

  Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan