I may have just found out who had the first car in Monroe! It may have happened all the way back in 1901! This little society article appeared in the Times-Picayune (New Orleans) December 9, 1900, page 15: Miss Laura Wright, one of our most popular and beautiful young women, has won an automobile in … Continue reading The First Car in Monroe…Owned by a Woman?
Jack Lowe taking Dr. Robert Williams Faulk on his first car ride. Summer, 1907. The above photo was taken at the corner of North 2nd and DeSiard Street. The piano store was Emile Kaliski, which is now the site of the Palace. Behind the men is Dr. Faulk's horse named Charlie. For many years, I … Continue reading The First Car in Monroe
Nothing about the above photo is identified. We don't know the street or the two men in the car. All we know is that it was taken in Monroe between 1904 and 1907. The men's faces aren't clear, but could one of them be George W. Zeigen? George was a Spanish American War Veteran from … Continue reading Early Car in Monroe