The Louisiana Area Historical Museum
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum has acquired a limited number of reprints of the 1876 “Bird’s Eye View of Louisiana, Mo.” Printed by Jeff Guay and PJ Printing for the museum, the color image measures 12 inches by 15 1/2 inches, is on heavy glossy card stock, and is very suitable for framing.
Many of Louisiana’s early commercial buildings, churches, and homes are easily recognizable on the image. The 1873 railroad bridge and steamboats and rafts show Louisiana’s thriving river traffic. The legend helps locate churches, schools, and city utilities buildings.
Visitors often stop at the large framed print of the bird’s eye view on the museum wall and locate the home where they grew up or their grandparents’ store. Because of their interest and requests, the museum is offering reprints for $5 each. These are available at the museum, 304 Georgia, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., or by calling 754-5697. Proceeds and additional donations help support the museum.