Friday, August 7, 2015

116. Gary Joiner, Part 2

116.  Part 2 of our interview with Gary Joiner.  Gary grew up in Farmerville, La., the only child of Rudy and Dillard Joiner. As a small boy visiting Civil War battlefields, he was inspired to learn more about history and, while he did not know what a historian was at that time, he considered that to be his ultimate career goal. Following graduation from high school, he attended Louisiana Tech University, earning a bachelor’s degree with a double major in history and geography. He earned a master’s degree from the same institution, focusing on military history. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy Degree from St. Martin’s College, Lancaster, England.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 9, 1965. Hurricane "Betsy" hits Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  While playing second base for the New Orleans Pelicans on August 8, 1916, Henry Antone "Cotton" Knaupp became the only player in the history of the Southern Association to turn an unassisted triple play. With the bases loaded and Knaupp playing 2nd base in a game against the Chattanooga Lookouts, he caught a line drive hit by shortstop Joe Harris, tagged Jake Pilter who was running from first to second base, and stepped on 2nd base to put out Bob Messenger before he could return to second base.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Hot August Night
    August 14, 2015
    Downtown Development District Hammond
    Hammond, LA
    (985) 277-5681 ext 2
    The Hammond Downtown Development District presents the 19th Annual Hot August Night 
    Friday, August 14, 2015 - 6pm to 10pm
    Join us in Historic Downtown Hammond.
    Get ready for a wine stroll, art everywhere, retail stores brimming with great stuff, restaurants & bars.
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