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this could be fun !
Perhaps you might have an item that you would like to share with us all under this category also ? ? i.e. photograph's of various hdpth street signs or other hdpth points of interest ? ?
Dose anyone know what
these trading token's were used for ?
Perhaps they were used at an Arcade, Carnival, Casino, Commissary, General Store or something else ? ?
We just learned recently that there were four of these token issued, two sizes of the 54 pieces, a 104 and a 254 ...
the answer is below ...
HUDSPETH BROS. ROSA, LA. / GOOD FOR 54 IN TRADE
the above token appears to be the slightly smaller version of the two 54 coins that were issued ...
HUDSPETH BROS. ROSA, LA. / GOOD FOR 104 IN TRADE
Hopefully someone will contact us with a lead or the actual story behind these token's :)
From a link at LAGENWEB we discovered that Rosa, LA is within St. Landry Parish, Louisiana ... and then from yahoo maps , we find that Rosa is located on Hwy 71 just about 15 miles north of Opelousas, the Parish [county] seat ... taking Hwy 4 [Petite Prairie Bayou Rd.] east from Hwy. 71, the road does a wye and changes name, the north fork is Hicks Rd. [Hwy. 4] and the east fork is Hudspeth Road. On Hicks Rd. just beyond the wye, is St Catherine's Church and Cemetery as seen at Map Tech , and at Map Quest if one zooms in enough [south of the main intersection] you will see a Hudspeth Lane too ! On a USGS map one can see there are a "few" buildings on either side of the Hwy. and the Rail Road tracks that run parallel with the Hwy. on the east side ...
Here is the answer to our first trivia item ...
info shared with us was found in the book "Louisiana Trade Tokens" by Louis Crawford and Glyn Farber, copyright 1996 by the Token and Medal Society, Inc.
"The Hudspeth family, [responsible for creating this token] operated a general store, the Bessie C sugar plantation, a cotton gin and a syrup mill where they manufactured "Easy's Best" cane syrup. Dan Hudspeth established a one thousand acre plantation a few years after the Civil War. His son, Edward Veazey, took over the operation about 1900 and son Ned built the commissary about this time. Edward's three sons - Veazey, Allen, and Willery - assumed operations and utilized the tokens in the 1940s and remained in business into the 1970s."
Anyone know of this family and or have additional info to add here ? ?
ST. LANDRY PARISH as presented by the Carencro High School in Lafayette, LA
The Rosa area was settled before the Civil War, but a community did not develop until after the coming of the railroad in the 1880s. It was located on what is now Hwy. 71, between LeMoyen and LeBeau. Land for the railroad was given by Leopold Godchaux, who owned big tracts of land from Big Cane to LeBeau. He named the depot for his eldest daughter, Rosa.
Another of the large landowners of the area was Dan Hudspeth, who came to Rosa about the time of the Civil War. By the turn of the century, the Hudspeth family planted more than 1,000 acres and operated a syrup mill and a cotton gin.
Dan Hudspeth's son, Ned built the original commissary at Rosa about 1900 and replaced it when it burned in 1918.
Shared with us recently, from church records compiled by Fr. Donald Hebert, Southwest Louisiana Records 1750-1900 ...
HUDSPETH, David Daniel (David & Elisabeth FAEWE) b. 2 Feb. 1841 (Opel. Ch.: v.4, p.250)
HUDSPETH, Danill D. m. 5 Jan. 1866 Orelline MOSS (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 2816)
1. HUDSPETTE, Mary Ella (Daniel Lee & Oraline MOSS) b. 1 Jan. 1872
(Opel. Ch.: v. 7, p. 59)
2. HUDSPETH, Edward V. (Daniel D. & Aneline MASS) b. 20 Jan. 1879,
bt. 3 Feb. 1911 (Lebeau Ch.: v.2, p.147)
3. HUDSPETH, Marie Sallie (D.D. & Orline MOSS) b. 16 March 1878
(Opel. Ch. v. 7, p. 342)
4. HUDSPETH, Georgia Hoinie (Daniel & Ailee MOSS) b. 14 November 1880;
bt. 3 June 1903 (Lebeau Ch.: v.1, p.47)
5. HUDSPETH, Marcelline Dollie (dec. Daniel David & Oreoline MOSS)
b. 4 March 1885, bt. 18 Dec. 1912 (Laf. Ch.: v.11, p.236)
HICKS, Bessie C. (Thomas A. & Candelia RICHARD) b. 24 March 1879, bt. 3 Feb. 1911, married to Edward V. HUDSPETH. (Lebeau Ch.: Baptism v.2, p.147) (looks like Edward's wife is who the plantation was named after...bingo!!!)
for comments, corrections, and any questions . . . please do not hesitate to contact the web site care taker ... also if you happen to have any items to share with us for this on-line trivia database ...
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last update to this database 04/03/04
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