Did you know that several prominent Monroe names have portraits in the Louisiana Law Library? Some of them have been put online. John Theodore Ludeling, Monroe lawyer and Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He built Sycamore Hall: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/lasc-justicesportraits%3A46 Samuel Douglas McEnery, Monroe's first Governor of Louisiana and a U.S. Senator: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/lasc-justicesportraits%3A54 Frederick G. … Continue reading Portraits in the Collection of the Louisiana Law Library
I found this photo on the Louisiana Digital Library of Frank Stubbs speaking at the Shrewsberry Race Track in East Jefferson Parish: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/hnoc-p15140coll1%3A917 Frank was the son of Col. Francis Peter "Frank" Stubbs, Sr., who lead the Pelican Grey's during the Civil War. I believe they have their date wrong in the description. Frank was … Continue reading Col. Francis Palmer “Frank” Stubbs
Back on December 31, 2018, I posted this postcard: At the time, I dated it to circa 1910. Well, I was close. I found this exact same image (although very grainy) printed in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 19, 1906, Page 27. It had the following article with it: Monroe, La., Aug. 18. - The … Continue reading Hay on DeSiard Street.
Have you ever heard of Tallyho riding? No? Me neither. This little article in a rare copy of the Monroe Morning post, appeared in a 1929 issue. It had been clipped for the Special Collection transportation files several years ago. In the same file was a clipping of a photo from the Monroe Morning World … Continue reading Tallyho Riding: Courtship in the Late 1800’s.
I found this article in the February 22, 1907 Winnfield newspaper called The Southern Sentinel. The first part of the article quotes the Monroe News. The News was one of the two forerunners of the modern Monroe News-Star. Unfortunately, no copies exist for this time period. This is a rare glimmer of Monroe’s history once … Continue reading Women’s Suffrage in Ouachita Parish