This is a token in my personal collection from the old Collens Five Points Pharmacy on DeSiard Street. You could use it two ways!
Yesterday, I posted the coroner's report for James L. Graves. The handwritten page was written on the back of the top document. It looks like a ledger sheet for Peters Funeral Home. Peters was the first funeral home in Monroe. They were the forerunner of Mulhearn.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a list of abstracts of old Coroner's Reports from 1862 to 1929. I thought I would post one to show you what an old one looks like. There were only two pages to be found of the report of James L. Graves' death. If you have been reading … Continue reading An Example of an old Coroner’s Report
From the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Photo Collection This is a rare shot of Monroe's first African American library. This building was formerly used as an office building at Selman Field. It was moved to Powell and opened as a library for the black community.
What a great old postcard photo of the Virginia Hotel in it's heyday! The building (now owned by Vantage) is absolutely gorgeous inside!
I happened to stumble across this photo in the collection of the State Library. It shows Monroe Firemen and their firetruck in front of the old City Hall. Pretty neat! http://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/state-lhp%3A2938
This lost little piece of Ouachita history comes to us all the way from an Iowa newspaper. It details the fight for the right of a woman to pilot a riverboat against the most powerful riverboat family on the Ouachita. Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, IA) June 22, 1890, Page 11 A SAILOR IN PETTICOATS … Continue reading The First Female Pilot on the Ouachita River