This is great! I found an article in the New Orleans Item newspaper, dated October 30, 1905 stating that the Ouachita Parish schools had opened! Most of them can be seen in our Camp School Collection photos here: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-camp:collection . They are all little one room schoolhouses!
SCHOOL OPENS IN OUACHITA
MONROE, La., Oct. 30. – Twelve schools opened in Ouachita parish to-day, taught as follows: Colony school, Miss Gillian Collins; New Chapel Hill, Miss Olie Hamilton; Eureka, R.B. Stevens; Mount Ariel, Miss Lotta A. Fuller; Quyton [sic Guyton], R.E. Graham; Centerpoint, Miss Mary Kilpatrick; Mount Vernon, Miss Irene Turnley; Lapine, Prof. J.T. Petty; Luna (to be supplied); Watson, Miss Lottie Grant; Cypress Creek, Miss Maud Rogers [note: Here is our Maud again!] ; Pinegrove, Miss Laura Head; Cadeville, Prof. C.J. Tidwell.
As a side note, I just realized Mrs. Milling from yesterday’s post was the mother of the two boys who horsewhipped a man for hitting on their sister! (Posted earlier in the week.) What a coincidence!