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Turners of Monroe: Part 1
This unknown group of people are shown outside the Turner Hall that was built in 1868 on the same location as the current building. The front doors of this building faced east, unlike the current building whose main doors are on the south. The opening of this fine building was a historic event for Monroe.
In this column and the next one, we will look at the early history of the Turners in Monroe and the building of the original Turner Hall. Even though the group wasn’t incorporated until 1863, they formed early in 1860. Several references made to the Turners in the Monroe Sentinel in 1859 and 1860 are printed in the book, Becoming a Village: Monroe in the 1850s.