A Description of a Monroe Wedding in 1888

This is just beautifully described! The descendants of the wedding party still live in Monroe and are members of Temple B'Nai today! The American Israelite (Cincinnati, OH) April 27, 1888, Page P3 MONROE, LA. It is seldom in the history of Monroe that events affecting the interest of Israelitish circles are of sufficient importance to … Continue reading A Description of a Monroe Wedding in 1888

Jackson Street at the Turn of the Century

This is one of my favorite old photos of Monroe!  What you are looking at, is a shot down Jackson street.  On the left you can see the Jewish Temple with the ten commandment tablets at the top.  the white building is St. Hyacinth Catholic School, with St. Mathew Church sitting next to it.  Notice … Continue reading Jackson Street at the Turn of the Century