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Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Monroe Monarchs

 
 
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1. The Monroe Monarchs Marker
Inscription.  
One half mile North. The Monroe Monarchs played Negro League baseball in what was known as Casino Park. Owned by local oil and machine works businessman, Fred A. Stovall, the Monarchs became champions of the Negro Southern League in 1932 and played in the Negro League World Series, losing to the Pittsburgh Crawfords. Despite their success, the Monarchs were excluded from Negro League realignment in 1933. During their short time though. the Monarchs launched the Hall of Fame careers of Hilton Smith and Willard Brown.
 
Erected by The Monroe Monarchs Historical Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports.
 
Location. 32° 30.736′ N, 92° 5.1′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Louisiana, in Ouachita Parish. Marker can be reached from Swayze Street near Renwick Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 Swayze Street, Monroe LA 71201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter (approx. 1.8 miles away); Claire Lee Chennault (approx. 1.8 miles
The Monroe Monarchs Marker image. Click for full size.
May 10, 2019
2. The Monroe Monarchs Marker
away); St. Matthew Catholic Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Prairie des Canots Seat of Justice (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Miro (approx. 2.1 miles away); Don Juan Filhiol Historic Preservation District (approx. 2.3 miles away); Selman Field Navigator Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
More about this marker. Located on baseball fields behind the First Baptist Church on Swayze Street, address given.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2019.
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