Ouachita Parish High School Faculty, 1914 – 1915

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

Don’t Forget My Cemetery Tour the 26th!

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!

1915 Ouachita Parish High School Girls Basketball Team

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