Back in 1930, the following article was published in the News-Star. It tells about an unlikely mascot of the Ouachita Parish jail! News-Star, June 27, 1930, Page 14 CHEE CHEE HAS FINISHED TERM IN PARISH JAIL Chee Chee, pet of the Ouachita parish jail, has gained his freedom. He finished serving his term yesterday afternoon … Continue reading Chee Chee: A Real Jailbird!
This is a photo from the Ouachita Parish Public Library's photo files (photo No. 1155). It shows the Monroe Fire Department outside Station Number one on St. John Street (between Grammont and Wood Streets). The photographer would have been standing about where First Baptist Church's Education and Church Office building is now! Pictured is the … Continue reading Monroe Fire Department Circa 1915