Anyone recognize these faces? https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A175 This happened in February, 1942 in the Booster Club Hall in Monroe. It is a part of the Ouachita Parish Public Library's photo collection.
What you are looking at is a view of the old Iron Mountain Railroad Passenger depot. It later became the Missouri Pacific depot. The original building on the site burned on January 9, 1904 and so they had to build the one you see above.
This was written in 2012 for Louisiana Road Trips Magazine: The night of January 22, 1959 was cold with fair skies. Temperatures were in the 20’s. Engineer C.L. Thomas was taking a one hundred thirty-nine car Missouri Pacific train from Alexandria to St. Louis. On board was cotton, pulpwood and several tanks of chemicals such … Continue reading Fire on the MOPac: The 1959 Ouachita Train Derailment Disaster