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Hard Times in Allen Parish (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Allen Parish, Louisiana, Elizabeth, Allen Parish, Louisiana, Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-02-05

Duration: 00:15:11

Subjects: Forest products industry | TIMBER INDUSTRY | Paper mills | UNEMPLOYMENT | Economy | Recessions


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Sandefur, James Interviewee
  • Tilton, Edward Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Keith Interviewee
  • Jones, Pat Interviewee
  • Mowad, George Interviewee


This segment from the February 5, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the 25% unemployment rate in Allen Parish due to the loss of over 1,000 jobs in the forest products industry because of the economic recession. This report touches on the recent closure of the 60 year old Boise Southern paper mill and its effect on the towns of Elizabeth and Oakdale. Host: Ron Blome