A clearer view of this building can be found here: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/ulm-p15140coll27%3A82 . Notice that the sign says it was built in 1910. The building was six years old when the above photo was published.
Over the next few days, I will share a few photos I found in a rare 1916 magazine I found about Ouachita Parish. Enjoy! The first view is of the "new" West Monroe Grammar School!
Delta Airline ad in a 1935 Monroe Newspaper Very few outside Monroe know that Delta got it's start right here. As a matter of fact, I was slightly annoyed when I few Delta last month and as I was arriving in Atlanta there were big signs touting that Atlanta was the home of Delta Airlines. … Continue reading Delta Airline Ad
Have you ever heard of Tallyho riding? No? Me neither. This little article in a rare copy of the Monroe Morning post, appeared in a 1929 issue. It had been clipped for the Special Collection transportation files several years ago. In the same file was a clipping of a photo from the Monroe Morning World … Continue reading Tallyho Riding: Courtship in the Late 1800’s.
Lover's Lane in Monroe Last week's post from that 1835 trip, had me thinking about the legend of those Catalpa trees on Lover's Lane. I did some hunting on the newspapers.com website and found the two below articles. Sure enough, the legend is wrong! The trees were NOT planted by Pargoud, but by Henry Bry … Continue reading Lover’s Lane
I told you many months ago about Zadoc Harmon, a free man of color who lived in Ouachita Parish when it was still part of France and later Spain's territory. I stumbled across this fascinating blog the other day, which tells of another African-American resident of early Ouachita Parish named Charlot Roi: http://afrigeneantalking.ning.com/m/blogpost?id=3861583%3ABlogPost%3A29132