The First Car in Monroe…Owned by a Woman?

I may have just found out who had the first car in Monroe! It may have happened all the way back in 1901! This little society article appeared in the Times-Picayune (New Orleans) December 9, 1900, page 15: Miss Laura Wright, one of our most popular and beautiful young women, has won an automobile in … Continue reading The First Car in Monroe…Owned by a Woman?

Stevie Wonder Comes to the Civic Center

Did you know that the great Stevie Wonder came to the Monroe Civic Center in 1970? Yep! Among the hits he sang that night were : "Yester-You, Yester-New, Yester-Day", "My Cherie Amour" and "Up-Tight". Our public computers still don't have internet access, but staff computers can get on the net. Please be patient with us, … Continue reading Stevie Wonder Comes to the Civic Center

Georgia Street Nursing Home

How about this postcard? I had never heard of this nursing home before, but I found that it opened at 1000 S. Georgia street (later 2700 Georgia Street) in early 1961. It advertised private, air-conditioned rooms. It was owned and operated by Charles and Camille Poindexter on the southside of Monroe. Previously they had owned … Continue reading Georgia Street Nursing Home