Last week, a scrapbook full of pristine candid photos was given to the library. It was about to be thrown into the garbage when it was rescued. What it contained were the personal photos of Inez Marie Schneider Dickinson, taken between 1927 and 1932. Inside were scenes of the 1927 and 1932 floods in Monroe, … Continue reading A Fascinating Scrapbook For Our Collection
Among the items my boss continues to digitize is this little gem: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A92 . It is a booklet with photos of South Grand street during the 1958 flood. They are fascinating to look at!
The President's visit last week got me to thinking about the last time a sitting President visited Ouachita Parish in 1982. Monroe was reeling from the effects of a devastating flood. The usual places that flood went under and area residents were furiously filling sandbags. It was one of the worst floods in Monroe since … Continue reading January 2, 1983: President Reagan Visits Flooded Monroe