A brand new bridge which crosses the Sabine River from Logansport, Louisiana to Joaquin, Texas is now open to traffic.
I have been aware for many years of a silent film star whose roots are in Sabine Parish. I remembered reading several years ago about Mary Miles Minter and her connections to this parish. I recalled reading she was buried in a cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. I knew she was the subject of scandalous accusations following the Hollywood true crime story of the murder of Paramount Studios Director William Desmond Taylor. I knew she retreated into private life and the depths of solitude after having her squeaky clean image tarnished at the hands of tabloid media (who by all counts might have been bigger vultures a hundred years ago than they are today). Continue reading “The story of a film star: Full of twists and turns from Toro, Louisiana to Hollywood, California”