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.
Tag: West Monroe History
Andre Cajun and the tale that refuses to DIE!
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!
West Monroe Grammar School – 1916
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!
Virtual Walking Tour of the History of West Monroe
I have also made a virtual version of my West Monroe history tour.
West Monroe Meat Market
This business was in the 200 block of Trenton Street in West Monroe, and was owned by G.L. Mills.
Early Map of Cottonport
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.
Doc’s Meat Market
Monday of last week I shared a picture of the outside of Doc's Meat Market, owned by G.C. "Doc" Moore on Commerce Street in West Monroe. This is the same building, only a wider shot. The top floor was the Carolina Hotel, said to be a "bawdy house". Below was a cafe'/saloon. On the right … Continue reading Doc’s Meat Market
Doc’s Meat Market
G.C. "Doc" Moore owned the above building around the turn of the century. It was located on Commerce street in West Monroe. The building is still there if you would like to see it.
The above home was built in the 1830's by Mr. Copley. It is named for the succession of owners it has seen. It is still standing in West Monroe and is one of the oldest private homes in the Parish.
This is the only view of Trenton, LA that I have ever seen. It was taken in 1874 during a major flood. None of the buildings in this photo stand today. The area is now nothing but houses and is part of West Monroe.