https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-bsc%3A63 A similar picture to this one in our collection was found in the 1966 West Monroe High School yearbook, the Rebelaire. It identified the men in the photo as: seated from left to right: William Ray, T. W. Golson, J. A. Rutledge, Dwight Owens, J. H. Trousdale, Jr., Mrs. G. M. Snellings, Jr., M. … Continue reading Ouachita Parish School Board, 1965-1966.
Did you have family that attended the Logtown School in the 1970 - 1971 school year? Then take a look at these photos! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/search/Logtown?type=edismax&cp=oplib-bsc%3Acollection They show the school band, cheerleaders and the football team around the campus. All that remains of Logtown School is a concrete slab. Former Logtown students though, are fiercely proud of … Continue reading Logtown School 1970-1971
Did you or your family go to Boley between 1970 - 71? I highly recommend looking at these: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/search/Boley?type=edismax&cp=oplib-bsc%3Acollection I especially love the photo of the mascot!
Do you read the Ouachita Parish Public Library's newsletter called Cattails? If you do, you know that in the back of every issue is an article about local history, written by Cyndy Robertson. The latest newsletter article is about some of the Ouachita Parish schools and the people they are named for. You can read … Continue reading Ouachita Parish Schools and the People They Are Named For.
This is a great little article about Prairie Du Bois in Southeastern Ouachita Parish. Port Gibson Herald (Port Gibson, MS), August 31, 1843 PRAIRIE DU BOIS. - One of the lovely spots we have ever seen is this Prairie; Nature seems to have lavished her bounties upon it. It is of considerable extends a level … Continue reading Prairie Du Bois
This photo appeared in the News-Star in a July, 1961 edition. It shows the wrecking ball taking down the original Ouachita Parish High School. The land where it once stood is now under the I 20 Overpass, next to the Ouachita Grand Plaza, which was the second OPHS building.
We still continue to go through and find treasures in our collection. Two Ouachita Parish High School documents from the 1920's are of particular interest. The first is a 1921 OPHS graduation invitiation, which lists all of the graduating class members. You may recognize some of the names! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A116 The second document is a program … Continue reading Ouachita Parish High School Graduating Classes
Here is a treasure! A new document just digitized for our collection is almost 120 years old! It is a rare Ouachita Parish high School handbook published in 1904. In it you will find a history of the school, the School Board members, faculty, a list of alumni and even the course listing for each … Continue reading 1904 Ouachita Parish High School Catalogue
Back in May, 1945 Ouachita Parish High School's seniors had a newsletter called the Ouachita Lion. It served as a sort of yearbook since the yearbook wasn't publishing during WWII. On one of the pages of the May, 1945 issue, they paid tribute to what they called "Gold Star Honor Roll". Basically, alumni of OPHS … Continue reading A List of Ouachita Parish High School Alumni Who Fell During War
How about this old newspaper clipping? It shows an early Monroe school bus, circa 1915, parked in front of Kern's Blacksmith Shop, which had built it. Kern's Blacksmith was located on Jackson Street right where Grammont comes in.