I have never seen a photo like this of the City High School under construction! This building, of course, became the Monroe Grammar School after Neville was built. WOW! Above it is a photo of the sheep stock at the Calhoun station. As a bonus, there are views of the Rayville Courthouse and downtown Bastrop!
These two pages depict the North Louisiana Experimental Station, which is known as the Calhoun Experimental Station and closed recently as the LSU Agriculture Center.
Last week, my boss asked me if I had ever found any history or information on the town of Calhoun. I had to admit that I hadn't. After much scrambling around, she found a short history that had been written by Louise Rhea Humble Terracina. I once worked with Louise and knew her as a … Continue reading A Little Description of the Town of Calhoun in 1889.
This one was written three years earlier than the previous article. It goes into a very detailed description of what the station was doing. The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) February 17, 1890, Page 7 EXPERIMENT STATION. An Institution of Incalculable Value to the Farmers of Louisiana. The Station at Calhoun – Its History, Workings and … Continue reading More on the Calhoun Experimental Station
The recent controversy over what to do with the land that was once the LSU Research Center in Calhoun, got me to thinking about what is known about it. The following description and photo engravings were included in the 1893 Worlds Fair Edition of the Monroe Evening News. AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION, CALHOUN. Owing to … Continue reading Calhoun Experimental Station