St. Matthew’s High School and the Christmas Fiesta Parade

I found this little booklet in an antique shop last month and knew we had to add it to our collection! Apparently, the city issued booklet invitations to the schools who participated in the 1939 Christmas Fiesta parade to come back for the 1940 parade. Included were actual photographs of their school's entry in the … Continue reading St. Matthew’s High School and the Christmas Fiesta Parade

River Landings and Ferry Locations Along the Ouachita River

Have you ever been curious as to where some of the steamboat landings were along the Ouachita river? Back in 1976, the Ouachita Council of Governments and the Monroe-Ouachita Regional Planning Commission did a two year Resource Survey study of Historic Preservation in Ouachita Parish. They were given a funding grant from the Housing and … Continue reading River Landings and Ferry Locations Along the Ouachita River

A List of Monroe’s African-American Newspapers

I was browsing through the Genealogy Department's collection, when I found a book called "Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers" by Barbara K. Henritze. It was published in 1995. It is basically a list of all known Black owned newspapers that had been published in the United States. There were a few from Monroe that … Continue reading A List of Monroe’s African-American Newspapers

Daughters of the American Revolution Yearbook 1929-1930

A few weeks ago, a member of the Fort Miro Chapter DAR brought to us a yearbook they had found for the organization that was over 90 years old. It shows the programs they had lined up for the year as well as the names of members of the group. The names are impressive, since … Continue reading Daughters of the American Revolution Yearbook 1929-1930