Sallie was born in August 30, 1863 at Boscobel plantation to John Randolph Lacy and Emma Prothro of St. Maurice Plantation on the Red River. She was educated under Thomas Owen Benton at the Ouachita Female Academy. Sallie married Robert Francis Humble, a civil engineer and planter December 11, 1890. They had four children: Robert … Continue reading Sallie Graham Lacy Humble
Lida Benton Lida St. Clair Benton was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Owen Benton and Thankful Willson. She was born at Limerick Plantation on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1857. She attended her father’s school, the Ouachita Female Academy. After graduation, she trained as a teacher at a Normal School in Columbus, OH. her summer … Continue reading Lida Benton
Want to see a map of the Ouachita river way before even Fort Miro was founded? Go here: https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/id/6560 . The site marked "P. des canots" would be the eventual site of Monroe. The Wisconsin Historical society has the Monroe chapter of C.O.R.E. records from 1961 - 1966 if you are interested in the Civil … Continue reading Interesting Ouachita related information.
G.C. "Doc" Moore owned the above building around the turn of the century. It was located on Commerce street in West Monroe. The building is still there if you would like to see it.
The old Webb Hotel on Antique Alley was built around 1900. It is now only two stories tall, due to a fire on the third floor! It now serves as a bed and breakfast.
Kinda nasty looking, isn't it? The story goes that the above photo was taken of the jail that was located in West Monroe's City Hall on Trenton Street. They made it look as bad as possible to convince area voters a new tax was needed to fund needed repairs and upgrades!
The above photo is another one from the collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library. It shows Library Director Frances Flanders reading Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to a group of children at storytime. It shows the interior of the Anna Ruth Meyer home on Jackson street that most area baby boomers remember from … Continue reading Miss Frances Flanders