Anna Ruth Slade Meyer: The Mother of Monroe’s Public Library System

The above painting hangs in the Anna Meyer branch of the Ouachita Parish Public Library. It was created from an actual photo of Anna currently housed in the Library's collection. Anna was a philanthropist whose legacy still impacts today. Anna grew up as an orphan. She found employment as a maid in one of the … Continue reading Anna Ruth Slade Meyer: The Mother of Monroe’s Public Library System

The Lamy Family

I wrote this for LA Road Trips back in 2011:             Everyone is familiar with Lamy Lane and Louisville Avenue in Monroe, but very few know anything about the family they were named for.  No descendants of that illustrious name remain, but the family‚Äôs legacy has an impact still felt today.              On May 7, … Continue reading The Lamy Family