1939 Christmas Fiesta Parade on DeSiard Street

These last two parade photos I will share show the parade as it was passing by the Style Shop. The first one shows a Drum Major leading her band! I ADORE this one! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A559 This second one is a little creepy. It appears to be two persons in some kind of clown costume! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A560 Somethings … Continue reading 1939 Christmas Fiesta Parade on DeSiard Street

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.

Christmas Fiesta Parade Float – 1939

This first photo shows a float lined up waiting to start the parade. From the angle of the photo, they were parked along Elysian Fields, next to the Old City Cemetery. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A544 This next photo shows the same float, now on DeSiard Street between the Palace and the Style Shop. Notice the banner over the … Continue reading Christmas Fiesta Parade Float – 1939

The Greek-American Confectionery Company – 1911

The Monroe News-Star, December 16, 1911. GREEK-AMERICAN CONFECTIONERY. One of the well known, old established, and well patronized confectionery establishments in the city is the Greek-American Confectionery which is located at 236 DeSiard street. This is one of the best places in the city to come for home-made candies, etc. A full line of chocolates … Continue reading The Greek-American Confectionery Company – 1911