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
This is a view of the Old Monroe City High School I have never seen before. I just had to buy it when I saw it. I never realized there was playground equipment outside. Modern day school officials, parents and insurance people are probably clutching their pearls in horror at this photo! Just look at … Continue reading Playground at the Old City High School
Interesting postcard I just HAD to buy when I saw it for sale on Ebay. What stood out to me were the streetcar tracks in the road in the foreground! I got it Monday, and on the back it states, "Pub. by New South Drug Store, Ltd., Monroe, La." It is now included in Special … Continue reading Monroe City High School
Did you know that the great orator, William Jennings Bryan once visited and gave one of his famous speeches at Monroe? I didn't either, until I accidentally stumbled across this ad in a Monroe paper last week. Reading the next day's paper, it stated he came to Monroe by train from Ruston, where he had … Continue reading William Jennings Bryan Visits Monroe
I have never seen a photo like this of the City High School under construction! This building, of course, became the Monroe Grammar School after Neville was built. WOW! Above it is a photo of the sheep stock at the Calhoun station. As a bonus, there are views of the Rayville Courthouse and downtown Bastrop!