The Beginnings of the Brown Paper Mill

Today, this facility in West Monroe is known as Graphic Packaging. Back in 1924, a newsletter out of Delaware called "The Super Calender" did a profile about the brand new West Monroe Mill that had just started operating. I found a copy of this newsletter on Ebay and bought it for the collection. You can … Continue reading The Beginnings of the Brown Paper Mill

The Wooten-Hyle Implement Company Ltd.

On December 29, 1909, the Shreveport Times carried this little paragraph in their paper, talking about a new business that had just organized in Monroe: The Wooten Hyle Implement Company, Ltd., is a new concern just organized. The company will handle a full line of implements and machinery used on the farm. The Company will … Continue reading The Wooten-Hyle Implement Company Ltd.

Farmerville quarantines against Monroe

This amusing little paragraph in the New Orleans Daily Delta, October 26, 1853 shows just how frightened locals were of the yellow fever scourge! FENCING OUT YELLOW FEVER. - The Farmersville Enquirer has the following notice of the efficiency of the town council of that flourishing village, in their measures for keeping out the yellow … Continue reading Farmerville quarantines against Monroe

A Great Ouachita Parish Genealogy Resource

Many genealogy societies are beginning to place their magazines online. When you are doing genealogy research, you may not think about genealogy society newsletters and magazines. They are great research tools! Some have information you will absolutely never find anywhere else. Among the societies that are digitizing is the Ark-LA-Tex Genealogical Association. They have scanned … Continue reading A Great Ouachita Parish Genealogy Resource