You may not have heard these two names before, but they were the parents of two of the most powerful people in Monroe during their lifetime. While looking through the new newspaper database I am interested in, I found the following article. It tells the tale (over a hundred years later) of how Louis Michel … Continue reading The Meeting of Louis Lamy and Felicity Roy
The final video is of Cathy Airhart Webb playing Louisa Lamy McGuire. She has left us since then and now runs her own local theater! https://youtu.be/eAVp1-w091w
I wrote this for LA Road Trips back in 2011: Everyone is familiar with Lamy Lane and Louisville Avenue in Monroe, but very few know anything about the family they were named for (correction in Sept. 2020: I have just found out Louisville Avenue is named for Louis Ashley Breard, Sr. and NOT the … Continue reading The Lamy Family
Last week, while researching the old Monroe City High School, I stumbled across this article in the New Orleans Times-Democrat. I knew that Louisa Lamy McGuire had donated her husband's law office and books to form a library in 1885. There were articles in the Ouachita Telegraph about how they were trying to get money … Continue reading Ouachita Parish Public Library is much older than we think!