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Rosepine, Louisiana

Incorporated December 24, 1902 by proclamation of Governor William Wright Heard. Town established on Sections 3 and 4 of Township 25, Range 9W. During the Vernon Parish lumber boom, Rosepine consisted of a school, drugstore, barbershop, two churches, three grocery stores, three restaurants, and seven saloons. J.J. Gryer elected first mayor in 1902. Succeeding mayors include:

Thomas Allen 1906
E.Z. Sumrall 1907
J.E. Williams 1908
Thomas Allen 1909
John T. Cupit 1950
J.B Hall 1962-1997

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