Perhaps you have wandered around Kiroli park near the amphitheater. On the right side of the amphitheater, past the end of the sidewalk is a grave marker marked with the following: BUDDIE1928 - 1941Born a dogDied a gentleman The legend goes that back in the early days of the park, it was known as a … Continue reading A Very Good Boy – The Legend of Buddie The Dog
The Monroe Register, February 9, 1860. And to go along with yesterday's post, here is another from the same newspaper, different day, for a slave market in the town of Trenton, which is now part of West Monroe. I have no idea where in Trenton this was.
Cover of "Whiskey, Pistols & Religion" by Andre' Cajun What you are looking at is the little book that started the wild tale about how West Monroe got started. I have written a summary about the Trent brothers legend before. I won't rehash it again. (Link to a cartoon drawn and published in the News-Star … Continue reading Andre Cajun and the tale that refuses to DIE!
Over the next few days, I will share a few photos I found in a rare 1916 magazine I found about Ouachita Parish. Enjoy! The first view is of the "new" West Monroe Grammar School!
I have also made a virtual version of my West Monroe history tour.
This business was in the 200 block of Trenton Street in West Monroe, and was owned by G.L. Mills.
This is a map of West Monroe before it was West Monroe! Back in the 1800's it was known as Cottonport. You can see Cypress Street which is still there.