The Tragic Death of George Purvis and his Children

George Purvis was a native of England but settled in the Ouachita Parish area before the Civil War. He married Carolyn K. Morrison (from a very old Ouachita Parish family) and they were the parents of several children. When I was inside Grace Episcopal Church earlier this year, I saw a painting of George hanging … Continue reading The Tragic Death of George Purvis and his Children

1922 Squeedunk – Views above Anna Grey Noe Park

Well, no. The title is a bit misleading. The pictures were probably taken from the top of the old Monroe City High School, which is where Anna Grey Noe park is now. You can see Grace Church, The Methodist Episcopal Church and St. Francis Hospital pictured. I haven't quite figured out what the bottom left … Continue reading 1922 Squeedunk – Views above Anna Grey Noe Park