Rare letters from a Former Monroe Mayor to his Brother.

This letter comes from the collection of the Tennessee State Library. https://dp.la/item/7e8ec396f9f15af0fd3f96f41953b620?q=Monroe%2C%20LA&page=6 It is a two page letter from Arthur Hambleton Harris to his brother George Carroll Harris in Nashville. The Civil War had just broken out and he was trying to get his brother in a regiment with his relatives. You really see how … Continue reading Rare letters from a Former Monroe Mayor to his Brother.

The Unsolved Murders of Crawford and Harris

               I found this article several years back in the Ouachita Telegraph.  It appeared Saturday, September 13, 1873.  I incorporated this story into my Old City Cemetery tour.  Harris was Monroe’s first popularly elected Mayor, elected at the youthful age of 23 in 1855.  His death, unfortunately, was just a case of being at the … Continue reading The Unsolved Murders of Crawford and Harris