Cold Case: Haney's Big House, block fire in Ferriday, 1966

ONLOOKERS WATCH a fire which started in Haney's Big House in Ferriday in 1966 and quickly spread, consuming nearby businesses, including Big George's Lounge, Watkins' Grocery & Cleaners, John Smith's Pool Hall, Big Luke's Barber Shop and a skating rink. Many believe the fire, which was blamed on a faulty ice machine, was a Klan-directed arson. (Photo by Father August Thompson) See related stories: "Klansman said Morris warned; Deacons for Defense rescue Buck Lewis," and "Haney's Big House -- a legendary place -- down the street from Morris' shop."

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