A Fascinating Scrapbook For Our Collection

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

January 2, 1983: President Reagan Visits Flooded Monroe

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