The Cost of Electricity in 1893.

This little article comes from the Opelousas Courier of April 22, 1893. It lists the cost to light a home in Monroe: The Monroe Electric Light Company shows up quite favorably in its charges, and as a consequence will prove a great public benefit. For 16-candle power all-night incandescent lamps at residences, the charge ranges … Continue reading The Cost of Electricity in 1893.

School Integration…in 1908?

This article made me smile! Daily Enterprise-Leader (New Iberia) December 19, 1908, Page 6 Whites in Negro School. Monroe, Dec. 19. - Two Italian children are attending a private negro school with a negro teacher, who says they presented themselves and that she sees no harm in it. I found another article (New Orleans Times-Picayune, … Continue reading School Integration…in 1908?

A Grainy Photo of Philanthropist Mary Goss

My boss called me upstairs last week. She is still processing the Brinsmade collection. She had stumbled across a newspaper clipping stating a photo of Mary Goss had been found while going through her estate. I was astonished! A photo of the photograph was included with the article. So this is what she looked like! … Continue reading A Grainy Photo of Philanthropist Mary Goss

Inventory of the Parish Archives of Louisiana

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015041287494&view=1up&seq=156 This is a great little history book, done in 1942, that gives a short history of the parish along with some statistics and a list of every Parish and City agency's records and where they could be found. Some of the records I SO wish I could get my hands on and look at! … Continue reading Inventory of the Parish Archives of Louisiana