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Friday, August 21, 2015

Journey & Adventure–Week 3 Monroe & West Monroe, LA

It is said that an old Caddo Chief who lived near the Sabine river had twin sons. One son had dark hair and dark skin and other had blond hair and light skin. When the sons grew to manhood and were ready to become leaders of their own tribes, the father sent one brother three days eastward toward the rising sun. The other brother was sent three days westward toward the setting sun. 
The twin who settled toward the setting sun was the blond-haired brother, Nacogdoches. Natchitoches, the dark-haired brother settled toward the rising sun in Louisiana. The two brothers remained friendly and the road between the two communities was well traveled. This road became a trade route and the eastern end of the El Camino Real or Old San Antonio Road.
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Two giant names of American business are deeply ingrained in the history of Monroe, and its neighbor across the Ouachita River, West Monroe: Delta Airlines got its start here in 1926 as a crop dusting service, and Coca-Cola opened its first bottling plant here. (2)

Historic Downtown West Monroe - Antique Alley

There are several blocks of eclectic shops on Trenton Street. There are many antique, boutiques, clothing and souvenir shops My favorite shop was The Spice & Tea Exchange. With its small store front at 112 Trenton Street, just opening the door the scent is wonderful There are so many herbs and spices lining the shelves along the walls. The mix their own spice blends in house. www.spiceandtea.com.

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Interesting sights



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(1)   Explore Nacogdoches
(2) http://www.louisianatravel.com/cities/monroe-west-monroe

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