It was pointed out to me that In the Peters Funeral home index I posted a while back, I forgot to include the L names. I cannot make WordPress do what I needed to, so here is a link to them on my Google Drive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1asd5FfoDagexQ3YmA_i1CVnwXiYYCz7y9IDEadkk79Y/edit?usp=sharing
Today, this facility in West Monroe is known as Graphic Packaging. Back in 1924, a newsletter out of Delaware called "The Super Calender" did a profile about the brand new West Monroe Mill that had just started operating. I found a copy of this newsletter on Ebay and bought it for the collection. You can … Continue reading The Beginnings of the Brown Paper Mill
This little book was found in our vertical files and was digitized last week for the Louisiana Digital Library. It has some great photos of the Weaks building as well as of Monroe! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A119
On December 29, 1909, the Shreveport Times carried this little paragraph in their paper, talking about a new business that had just organized in Monroe: The Wooten Hyle Implement Company, Ltd., is a new concern just organized. The company will handle a full line of implements and machinery used on the farm. The Company will … Continue reading The Wooten-Hyle Implement Company Ltd.
This amusing little paragraph in the New Orleans Daily Delta, October 26, 1853 shows just how frightened locals were of the yellow fever scourge! FENCING OUT YELLOW FEVER. - The Farmersville Enquirer has the following notice of the efficiency of the town council of that flourishing village, in their measures for keeping out the yellow … Continue reading Farmerville quarantines against Monroe
Carrying on from Tuesday's post, another photo that caught my eye in the bathroom foyer was a photo of West Monroe early mayor Robert L. Rinehart! A very distinguished looking gentleman!
While visiting Antique Alley, I happened to go into the public bathroom in the old Union Oil Mill building. Hanging on the wall of the foyer were several historic photographs of West Monroe, including these two. Please excuse the photo quality. I was using my phone and trying to get at an angle where there … Continue reading The Crosley Family
Last week I had the opportunity to visit the old Georgia Tucker Elementary building and I made sure to hunt for the grave of the sled dog Unalaska. I was VERY happy to find it at a prominent place in the flowerbeds! The current property owners have done a fantastic job of preserving these pieces … Continue reading The Grave of Unalaska
Here is my newest postcard I have added to my collection! It was mailed in 1907. It shows two steamboats docked probably about where the Children's Museum is now. It was where the Monroe Grocery and the Keller Grocery had their warehouses and the Monroe Ice Factory sat. Docked at the landing were the Handy … Continue reading Steamboats at a Monroe Landing
Many genealogy societies are beginning to place their magazines online. When you are doing genealogy research, you may not think about genealogy society newsletters and magazines. They are great research tools! Some have information you will absolutely never find anywhere else. Among the societies that are digitizing is the Ark-LA-Tex Genealogical Association. They have scanned … Continue reading A Great Ouachita Parish Genealogy Resource