Before that "Park Place" was just a ragtag outpost of settlers, lumbermen and farmers, in the fertile river valley.
Monroe's colorful past is chronicled in Washington native Dexter Taylor's book, "Early Monroe."
Taylor will give a presentation on his book and talk about the city's history at the Monroe Historical Society's membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Monroe Fire Station, 163 Village Court.
Taylor combed through hundreds of photos, distilling them down to about 250 for the book, and researching each one for background information.
The event is free and open to the public and the evening begins with refreshments and the book-signing at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m.
Copies of "Early Monroe," which lists at $21.99, will be for sale.
For more information, call 360-217-7223 or go to www.monroehistoricalsociety.org.
More Life Headlines
Living with Children: Mom gets an F for micromanaging teen’s homework Lady Gaga ‘like herself’ on ‘AHS’ Today in History Barbecue tradition: Has N.C. barbecue moved past the pits? Spice is nice in simmer sauces ‘The Wine Bible’ is updated: What’s changed in 14 years? The right red wines to uncork with your BBQ Rapper Pitbull lends celebrity to charter school near Vegas
Our to-do list full of ideas for your weekend
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.