Northeast Louisiana During the Civil War

Google books is a beautiful thing! I found this book: https://www.google.com/books/edition/British_and_American_Claims/pT9HAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0 Tuesday night and I am fascinated by it! Basically, it is full of testimony of people living in Northeast Louisiana (and South Arkansas) during the Civil War talking about Federal and Confederate raids in the area. The widow of John Calderwood was suing the … Continue reading Northeast Louisiana During the Civil War

One Room Schools in Ouachita Parish – 1905

This is great! I found an article in the New Orleans Item newspaper, dated October 30, 1905 stating that the Ouachita Parish schools had opened! Most of them can bee seen in our Camp School Collection photos here: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-camp:collection . They are all little one room schoolhouses! SCHOOL OPENS IN OUACHITAPARISH. MONROE, La., Oct. 30. … Continue reading One Room Schools in Ouachita Parish – 1905

A Man Horsewhipped in Monroe For Hitting on a Young Woman

This one made my eyebrows rise when I read it. See for yourself: New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 18, 1902, Page 16 MONROE.A Masher Severely Castigated ByTwo Brothers. Monroe, La., Nov. 17. - An intensely exciting episode happened this morning between 9 and 10 o'clock in Parker, Speed & Co.'s office, on Grand Street. It was … Continue reading A Man Horsewhipped in Monroe For Hitting on a Young Woman

Looking Up Louisiana State Death Certificates

Louisiana has very strict privacy laws. As a result, Louisiana death certificates are sealed for fifty years before they are available to the general public. If you are looking for a death after 1970, you must be a direct relative of the person whose info you are requesting (son, daughter, spouse, parent, etc...) and go … Continue reading Looking Up Louisiana State Death Certificates

A Baseball Player Jilts His Bride

This one is scandalous and involves a player from the early days of the Philadelphia Phillies known as Frank Tully. It appeared in the April 25, 1908 New Orleans Times-Picayune: FRANK SPARKS' BRIDE Goes Insane on Learning That BaseBall Player Deserts Her. Beautiful Monroe Girl, Who Secretly Wedded Last January, Said toBe Mentally Unbalanced. Monroe, … Continue reading A Baseball Player Jilts His Bride