Market House Restaurant

Picture of the front of the Market House Restaurant circa 1914. Taken from a newspaper clipping. None of the individuals are identified. News-Star, December 16, 1911 The Market House Restaurant is conveniently located in the City Market House on DeSiard street and it is under the able and progressive management of the proprietor, Mr. Will … Continue reading Market House Restaurant

The Laura Porter Lynching

I was told about this website called Strange Fruit and Spanish Moss. They have documented lynching incidents from around the country. One of the ones that was documented was the Laura Porter lynching in Monroe: http://strangefruitandspanishmoss.blogspot.com/2015/10/july-25-1910-laura-porter.html Laura was the one in my post on Ouachita Parish lynching that was never found, but was rumored to … Continue reading The Laura Porter Lynching

The Ouachita Belle

Tulane has a very impressive steamboat collection. Among the collection is this beauty: https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:75015 I think they have the date wrong though. The Ouachita Belle was built in Louisville, KY for Captain Fred Blanks' line and made it to New Orleans in December that year to start her run. She travelled up and down the … Continue reading The Ouachita Belle