The End of Old Trenton

I have always wondered what happened to all the buildings that once made up the town of Trenton. The town was so important before and after the Civil War and then one day, *poof* it is gone. All that is there now are family homes and a historical marker. I happened to stumble across a tiny paragraph last week that told me what happened.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans), January 29, 1901, Page 10

“What remained of the business part of old Trenton, just above West Monroe, and which before the completion of the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad from here to Shreveport was one of the largest cotton markets in north Louisiana, was wiped out by fire this morning. The loss is about $3,000.”

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