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The history of Greenwood, La., was filled with romance, feuds, fights and stirring events true to wild western form. Many a man "bit the dust" with his boots on in this last outpost for mail to the West. Letters were often marked “Hold for Texas,” when the twice-a-year visitors would collect their mail. A flourishing town in the 1850s, Greenwood had a tan yard, a saddlery, one distillery, three brick yards, a wagon and plow factory, a foundry and machine shop, a blacksmith shop, a tin shop, 7 stores, a Masonic Lodge, two two-story schools, five doctors, a Methodist Church, a 15-room hotel, and 9 thriving saloons, Traffic was heavy, averaging 100 wagons a day - pulled by 8 or 10 oxen to the wagon. In 1974, a small group of citizens, proud of their rich and colorful history in this area, met and organized for the first Greenwood Pioneer Club. The Greenwood Pioneer Club - a non-profit, community-minded organization - planned and directed the first Greenwood Pioneer Heritage Festival in 1979.
The Pioneer Building (located in William Peters Town Park) housed the Greenwood Fire Department for many years. The alarm bell is still in the park.
The McClurg House and family (circa 1914) - The grandmother of William Peters McClung, for whom the Greenwood town park is named, is third from the left in front.
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