I found this article in The Shreveport Times, August 18, 1913 and it made me ill! I want to see this SO BAD! The Palace Theatre (note: Not the Monroe Palace Theater) has the following announcement: Moving pictures of Monroe, La.; the Salt Water Natatorium and street scenes of Monroe and the Saenger enterprises of … Continue reading "Moving Pictures of Monroe, La."
What you are looking at is a view of the old Iron Mountain Railroad Passenger depot. It later became the Missouri Pacific depot. The original building on the site burned on January 9, 1904 and so they had to build the one you see above.
This is a very unique photo, looking straight up Harrison street all the way to Jackson. You can see the Jewish Temple with the ten commandment tablets at the top, with the Rabbi's house next to it. The site is now where Frances Tower sits. You can see the Palace department store on the left. … Continue reading Harrison Street
What you are looking at is the 300 block of DeSiard Street being paved. This was a big deal when it was finished in late 1923! You can see the men are working around the trolley tracks! The area looks quite a bit different now. You will notice first off the big white building that … Continue reading DeSiard Street Paving – 1923
This came from the very first ULM annual back in 1933. What you are looking at is Indian Field which was located behind the buildings that front DeSiard Street at the University now. Looks like a high school field, doesn't it!
Found this picture in one of our old yearbooks. Some pretty big names in our town's history!
Another local author I found was a woman I was very familiar with: Martha Frances Surghnor. She was a contemporary of Sidney and Annie Saunders and wrote about Sidney's tomb in her diary. "Sid Saunders, the fire bug, has a monument that would almost do for a US president, but it will only perfect his … Continue reading Uncle Tom of The Old South