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B.T. Woodard was a Grambling trailblazer

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Martha Bennette Woodard Andrus

GRAMBLING — In 1943 residents of the unincorporated area known as Grambling lived in the dust churned up by horses and a few cars — the community didn’t have paved streets. Nor did it have running water, a sewer system, telephones or natural gas service.

What it did have was a man with a vision, a hope and a dream for the future. Thanks to him, Grambling is now a model city with wide paved streets, beautiful homes with manicured lawns and all the amenities of much larger cities.

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