If you stand on Railroad Street, near the intersection with sixth downtown, you will see this view. Much of it is blocked now with the overpass. The railroad lines are still there.
Monroe has had a few streets that are no longer in existence. Take for instance this view up Jefferson street around 1900. This was the first Railroad depot in Monroe, for the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Texas Railroad. To give you an idea what is there now, the Star Hotel on the left was the Poolside … Continue reading The V. S. & T. Railroad Depot
In 1852, a group of northeastern Louisiana businessmen got together to bring a rail line through Monroe. It was almost ten years later till that dream was fulfilled. The Vicksburg Whig described the scene: Vicksburg Whig (Vicksburg, MS) February 13, 1861, Page 1 IT’S A FACT – THE CARS HAVE ARRIVED – It is with … Continue reading The first train arrives in Monroe.