Unalaska: the Sled Dog Buried in Monroe

This article was written by me for the July, 2007 issue of┬áLouisiana Road Trips┬ámagazine. It was later republished in the September, 2016 edition of Southern Calls: A Funeral Director's Perspective. Tucked away in the flowerbeds of the old Georgia Tucker schoolhouse, is a large tombstone, which marks the final resting place of Admiral Richard Byrd's … Continue reading Unalaska: the Sled Dog Buried in Monroe

A Priceless Artifact of Monroe Colored High School History

A couple of weeks ago, while browsing Ebay, I found an autograph book for sale from 1941. Looking at the pictures of the pages, I soon realized it was an autograph book owned by a Senior of Monroe Colored High School, class of 1941! When the bidding ended, I was the highest bid. It arrived … Continue reading A Priceless Artifact of Monroe Colored High School History

The First Kindergarten in Monroe

The Times (Shreveport, LA) June 2, 1894, Page 4 THE KINDERGARTEN. A Highly Satisfactory Exhibition at Monroe.[To the Times.] MONROE, La., May 31. - Some eight months since the first Kindergarten School ever carried on in Monroe was opened by Misses Potts and Trousdale. To-day they gave an exhibition at the opera-house which demonstrated the … Continue reading The First Kindergarten in Monroe

School Integration…in 1908?

This article made me smile! Daily Enterprise-Leader (New Iberia) December 19, 1908, Page 6 Whites in Negro School. Monroe, Dec. 19. - Two Italian children are attending a private negro school with a negro teacher, who says they presented themselves and that she sees no harm in it. I found another article (New Orleans Times-Picayune, … Continue reading School Integration…in 1908?