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New Llano Socialist Colony (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Llano, Vernon Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-05-13

Duration: 00:14:28

Subjects: Socialism | History | Llano Colony (Secular community)


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Nesnow, Ruby Interviewee
  • Pickett, Blair Interviewee
  • Wheaton, Francis Interviewee
  • Crummer, Louise Interviewee


This segment from the May 13, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s look back at New Llano Socialist Colony located outside of Leesville in Vernon Parish from 1917-1939. Her report includes highlights of a recent reunion of the colonists marking the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Llano Del Rio Cooperative Colony in California in 1914. She interviews: Ruby Nesnow, original colonist; Blair Pickett, son of colony leader George Pickett; Francis Wheaton, colonist; and Louise Crummer, colonist. Host: Robert Collins