Solemn bunch aren't they? This is the faculty that taught at Ouachita Parish High School over 100 years ago! No order of the names was given, but the above people are: Superintendent T.O. Brown, Principal H.E. Hays, Assistants: Mrs. S.W. Harris, Iss Christine Pohlman, Miss Mary E. Donaldson, Miss Eva Scott, Miss Lamy Wetzel and … Continue reading Ouachita Parish High School Faculty, 1914 – 1915
The above photos show the same scene along the Ouachita River a little over a month apart. It shows how wildly river levels fluctuated before the locks and dams were put in and the river dredged! The photos came from the Ouachita Pelican yearbook of 1915.
Next week is my tour of the Old City Cemetery in Monroe on DeSiard Street. We will meet at Mayor Forsythe's grave at 10am. Mayor Forsythe is buried near the DeSiard street entrance to the cemetery. I'll be guiding the group around the cemetery, talking about the lives of some of the cemetery "residents". If … Continue reading Don’t Forget My Cemetery Tour the 26th!
Did you know the little community of Cadeville once had a college? Yep! Found in the vertical files of the Special Collections Department was a copy of a catalog from the school year of 1889 - 1890. Take a look at that course load!
Ad from a 1911 News-Star I was blown away when I found this. When an address is given for an old building, I like to pull up the Google map street image to see what the site looks like now. Imagine my surprise when I put in the address and saw that this building is … Continue reading O.P. Slack Grocery
The oldest area yearbook in the Ouachita Parish Public Library collection is a 1915 Ouachita Parish High School "Pelican". It is kept upstairs in Special Collections due to it's rarity. It was the first yearbook OPHS ever published. One of the things I found interesting in it was the photo of the girls basketball team! … Continue reading 1915 Ouachita Parish High School Girls Basketball Team
I happened to stumble across this fascinating blog the other day: https://erinantley.wordpress.com Her entries are mainly about Union Parish but she does have a few historical stories about Ouachita Parish. She is just as fascinated with cemeteries as I am! check it out!