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Gerald Massey
Photography

His website:
http://geraldmassey.smugmug.com
Email:
gmassey36@bellsouth.net
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    Begins January 2009
  • Gerald Massey

    A self-described Southern Gentleman, Gerald Massey was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1936. He grew up on a farm near Blanchard, Louisiana, eight miles northwest of Shreveport.

    In December of 1954 he began 17 years of employment with United Gas, a Shreveport based company involved in natural gas production, transmission and distribution throughout the gulf coast states. Gerald worked as mail clerk, storeroom clerk, survey crew worker, pipe line construction inspector, and construction warehouse manager. In these various roles he traveled and worked in Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and “a lot in Louisiana.”  In his duties he surveyed marshes, river bottoms, and swamps. Two large milestones in his career were laying a pipeline 27 miles across Lake Pontchartrain and another was the construction of a pipeline through the marshes, bays, and bayous from south of Houma to Empire, Louisiana.

    Gerald may be unique among his fellow Louisianans for his vast, hard-earned knowledge of Louisiana and her waters did not involve fishing or boating. He served in the US Army Military Police at Ft. Knox, Kentucky from 1959-1961.

    In 2000 he completed 26 years with Kansas City Southern Railroad. His duties ranged from track-laborer and section foreman to groundkeeper.

    In 1992 he purchased a "jet ski" which led to the writing of his book: “The Louisiana Boat Launch Directory.” After finding that there was no such information available from either the public library or the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Gerald set out to examine and document each of over 900 boat launches, taking three years to compile the information for his book.

    His recreational use of his “jet ski” covered nine years from age 56 to 65, a time when most people are winding down. In the course of his travels he made the self-discovery of being an adventurer and explorer. After logging several thousands of miles across his home state, he has met and talked to hundreds of people, many of whom have become friends. He has stated, "Even though I've lived and traveled Louisiana for 50 years (more or less) I never realized there was so much greatness and that I had been missing so much.  For the life of me I can't see why Louisianans need to go somewhere else if they haven’t first seen their own state. Border to border – and North of  I-10 !"

    Gerald is also an avid photographer with subjects ranging from murals to architectural subjects. His photography extends back to his railroading days and it was his focus on rural churches which led him to Texas Escapes via Barclay Gibson’s photography.

    Mr. Massey has been invited to share his work with our readers.
    Texarkana - Earl-Rochelle House
    Earl-Rochelle House - Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
    Gerald Massy Photography
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