Back in the 1980's, the Joyner family bought a plot of land near the Baptist Children's Home that had once been part of Ingleside Plantation. While clearing it, they uncovered a pile of broken headstones from the 1800's that had been piled in a ditch and forgotten. (The ditch had formerly been the original Kansas … Continue reading Ingleside Plantation Cemetery
This is the second postcard I bought. This, of course, is the Riverside Pavilion at the Salt Water Natatorium. I have written about it's history before. What caught my eye was the angle of the photo and the signs. In the foreground is the water slide into the pool. Ladies and gents sit along the … Continue reading Riverside Pavilion at the Salt Water Natatorium
This is a view of the Old Monroe City High School I have never seen before. I just had to buy it when I saw it. I never realized there was playground equipment outside. Modern day school officials, parents and insurance people are probably clutching their pearls in horror at this photo! Just look at … Continue reading Playground at the Old City High School
Well, tomorrow I start back to work and I will have access again to all my library's resources. During my hiatus, I bought two Monroe postcards and my boss has been uploading many photos and materials during the last couple of months. Going to be weird getting back into my routine! (Not to mention my … Continue reading Coming back tomorrow…
For the past two years or so, I have made it a goal of mine to post something every day. Every time I begin to run out of ideas, I find something new to post. My trip to the Archives gave me weeks of things to post. I was able to schedule posts all the … Continue reading A temporary hiatus.
The three story building on the left is now the bed and breakfast across from the old Rialto. Neat!
This interesting paper talks about the secession convention and the units that served from the N.E. parishes. It takes the interesting view that Ouachita and Caldwell parishes were opposed to secession in general. I don't know if I agree with that. Judge for yourself: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-wpa%3A168