In 1969, Paul Harvey visited Monroe and did one of his radio programs from KNOE studios. Stuffed in the vertical files of the Ouachita Parish Public Library were several flyers which had a transcript of his speech that day. Coincidentally, Paul Harvey came to Monroe again in the 1980's and was one of the very … Continue reading Paul Harvey Comes To Monroe
Another old brochure advertised the opening of the Crescent Bend addition lands for homes. Included in the description was the below crude map showing where it was. That area is now where Town and Country subdivision is. Notice that all the highways were graveled! The Cole addition listed below Crescent Bend is where ULM is … Continue reading Crescent Bend Advertising Brochure – 1924
This little brochure was printed in the early 1920's. It showcased to businesses and travelers what Monroe had to offer. I copied the front cover and a couple of pages for you to see.
Stuffed in one of the files of the Ouachita Parish Public Library was a booklet detailing the traffic regulations in Monroe in 1940. I found this page on turning signals a hoot! It was the law that when you had to stop to turn, you had to use one of these signals!
The below page comes from a magazine called "Monroe "Life"", published around 1925. It shows a photo of the interior of the Lotus Club, which is still operating at the top of the ONB building, known today as the Vantage building. The history written with the photo is quite interesting!
In 1819, the Louisiana State Legislature created the town of Lewiston in Ouachita Parish. It was just up the Ouachita from Monroe. No maps of it exist. The description of it was, "...blocks or Squares fronting DeSiard or St. George Street four block and extending North up Walnut Street seven blocks..." T.C. Lewis and Patrick … Continue reading Lewiston, LA – The Ouachita Town That Never Was
Go down Art Alley sometime and look to your right. This beautiful building is still there! It is now the site of Aubrey Hall and Christian Radio Station, 88.7 FM The Cross.