It is believed by several senior citizens of ward two that Jesse and Frank James visited in the area. According to legend, the James brothers worked on a farm owned by a Mr. Sibley in Sabine Parish but attended church at old Toro. It is said that at the Saturday night and Sunday morning church services, the brothers watched the doors and windows of the church as they listened to the sermons. From Tall Pines II A History of Vernon Parish, Louisiana and its People by Erbon W. Wise.

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