And this last photo, shows just one of the gardens grown in Monroe during WWI for the war effort. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017667718/ The article I cited in yesterday's post, also talked about the children's war gardens that had popped up all over town. News Star, September 21, 1918: The boys and girls have over two hundred war … Continue reading Victory Gardens in Monroe During WWI
I found this photo: https://www.loc.gov/resource/anrc.01733/ at the Library of Congress and found this paragraph in the News Star on September 21, 1918 that I believe describes it: Another way was when the people in town had a parade for the Liberty Loan, the girls took their service flag through the streets, being headed by a … Continue reading The Junior Red Cross Auxiliary “Does their bit”.
Back in 1918 during WWI, the Homefront was doing their part. This included the children. The big thing to do was to buy "Liberty Bonds" from the government. At the time, at the Old City High School, there were two literary societies, the Dialectics and the Philomatheans. To raise money to buy Liberty Bonds, an … Continue reading Picking Cotton For the War Effort
Did you know that Neville and Ouachita Parish High School once had live mascots? Above is pictured Shasta the tiger, who was Neville's mascot. Ouachita's lion mascot was called Cheepa, named after the noise he made as a cub! Both animals were kept at the Zoo and used in the zoo's captive breeding program, but … Continue reading Area High Schools Once Had Live Mascots!
I just love this photo from our Digital Collection. Only a few names are listed, but we can tell it dates to the first decade of 1900. The Leiber girl was born in 1893. Zoom in on the little girl in the front row, far left. She has a wide grin on her face! This … Continue reading Monroe City High School Photo
This is a great piece of Monroe History! The ULM library has this little gem they have digitized on the Digital Library: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/ulm-p15140coll27%3A536 It is a yearbook of sorts from a Class of 1915 Senior at Monroe City High School, Neva Agnes Breese (later Jones). MCHS wouldn't get a yearbook until the 1920's, so a … Continue reading Monroe City High School 1915 Girl Graduate
I would say William C. Garnett would count as Monroe High School's first principal. In the mid 1890's Garnett appeared in Monroe and began work as the Assistant Principal at the "Central High School" which was the combined Parish and City school. When the school split between the parish and city, Garnett was appointed Principal … Continue reading William Care Garnett – First Principal of Monroe City High School?
After yesterday's post, I got interested in the very first graduating class of the Old Monroe City High School. I stumbled across an article in the Shreveport Journal newspaper (June 2, 1901, Page 10) that described the commencement: CLASS DAY AT MONROE COMMENCEMENT OF CITY HIGH SCHOOL WAS NOTABLE EVENT. Unequalled Facilities of the Famous … Continue reading The First Graduating Class of the Monroe City High School.
This little booklet is priceless. The Student handbook is ubiquitous. Every student gets one when school starts. This handbook is 118 years old. Inside you will find a list of the faculty (you may recognize a good portion of them as having schools named for them!), rules of decorum for staff, students and parents, and … Continue reading Monroe City High School Handbook, 1902-03.
This one is awesome! On Thursday, January 15, 1900, the cornerstone for a new school was laid. This was the program from that day. It includes a concept drawing of what the school would look like once built! https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A69