Echo’s From the Past for Feb. 19, 2015 _lowres

The original publication from 1964 reads: 'Big game finders from neighboring parish Tangipahoa Parish are these five proud young men exhibiting their 6-foot, 2-inch alligator that they recovered from a pond near Spring View Golf Course last Saturday afternoon. The huge reptile weighed close to 165 pounds and required the assistance of two of the boys' fathers to return home with their catch. From left, the boys are Chuck Gabriel, Mike Mobley (Kneeling), Jerry Forrest, Greg Brumfield, and Mel Richardson. The two fathers, not pictured, were, Dr.Gerald Forrest and Parker Gabriel.'

Each week, we’ll take a look back at photos published in The Echo.

The feature photo for this week’s Echo’s From the Past is from the March 9, 1964, edition of the St. Helena Echo.