Skidders played an important role during the lumbering boom days of Vernon Parish. Skidders and work teams transported logs to railroad cars so they could be taken to saw mills. From Tall Pines II A History of Vernon Parish, Louisiana and its People by Erbon W. Wise.
Word of the Day
Embargo im-BAHR-goh (noun) An order of a government prohibiting the departure of commercial ships from its ports; a legal prohibition on commerce; stoppage, impediment, prohibition -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Create your own book with the help of this Web site. Upload your original text and photos, design the layout of your book, choose color and cover options, and purchase copies for printing and delivery. There are plenty of tutorials to help.
Number to Know
7: Percent of people who suffer from depression after age 18, according to studies compiled on www.depressionhelpspot.com. Hugging has been proven to raise people’s spirits, so make sure to take part in National Hugging Day today.
This Day in History
Jan. 21, 1977: President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Geena Davis (54)
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.