There seems to be at least a half dozen photo postcards of Lovers Lane! Those power lines are so low in this photo! I wonder if they are for the trolley?
Have you ever wondered how the confederate unit known as Benton's Bell Battery, got it's name? My boss continues to digitize our WPA collection and this was a recent upload. I didn't know we had this! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-wpa%3A167 As a side note, written on the bottom of the last page is more proof that Stephen Girard … Continue reading The History of Benton's Bell Battery
Lover's Lane in Monroe Last week's post from that 1835 trip, had me thinking about the legend of those Catalpa trees on Lover's Lane. I did some hunting on the newspapers.com website and found the two below articles. Sure enough, the legend is wrong! The trees were NOT planted by Pargoud, but by Henry Bry … Continue reading Lover’s Lane
The soil on the surface is generally light, fertile, and of a black colour, except in the oaklands, where it is whitish, and rather stiff and meagre clay. At intervals we see masses of those triturated marine shells mixed with the soil, which constitute such a geological puzzle to the investigation of the dwellers, … Continue reading Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint part IV
This is a pretty postcard of "Lovers Lane", aka South Grand Street, around 1940. Notice the catalpa trees that line the street. In a previous article, I told you a fence was created using green catalpa wood. The wood rooted and grew into a "live" fence!
Did you know Monroe once had a Lovers Lane? Yep! The above penny postcard was done in the teens. See those trees with fencing in between? That was a happy accident. The story goes that the fence was made with green catalpa wood, which rooted and grew into beautiful trees!