“What an absolutely captivating, fascinating history of Monroe and the surrounding areas.”
—Fred Huenefeld, president, Benjamin Tennille Chapter,
Sons of the American Revolution
From early settler adventures to post-Civil War recovery, this account of Monroe, Louisiana’s history provides a timeline of the city from 1530 to 1936. Highlighting interesting events in Monroe’s development, this resource follows the locale from its beginning as a camp for explorers to a bustling city with fifty miles of paved streets. Memorable moments from the twentieth century include social, political, and economic developments. Some of the buildings described remained registered as National Historic Places in the twenty-first century.
This detailed archive of events features year-by-year recordings, copies and translations of early documents, biographies of notable members of the founding families, and more than one hundred pictures and illustrations. A treasure for anyone interested in the inseparable relationship of genealogy and history, the book includes a lineage of the Breard family as well as a catalog of Monroe street names.