Autobiography of Rev. Luther T. Hastings

Last month, I stumbled across this website, which transcribed the remembrances of former First Baptist Church pastor, the Rev. L.T. Hastings. He served Monroe between 1925 and 1949. His time in Monroe seems quite the saga! His beginnings in Monroe remind me of the opposition to Father Gergaud when he first came to Monroe! I especially loved his description of the first stoplight in Monroe, which kept interrupting church services! I was able to find a used hard copy of the book and bought it for the Special Collections department. You can read it here:

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