Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fair Association Planned in 1915

The organization of a fair association for St. Tammany Parish was announced in the January 2, 1915, issue of the St. Tammany Farmer newspaper. 


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Saturday, December 8, 2018

History & Holly Home Tour- 2018

The Covington Heritage Foundation will hold its 2018 History and Holly Home Tour on Sunday afternoon, from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. The annual event, a northshore holiday tradition, showcases several homes in Covington that exemplify the style of old Covington architecture.

Featured this year will be seven homes in the E. 15th Avenue neighborhood, with a focus on newer homes that exude historic Covington charm. The outing will include walking down a pedestrian-friendly route,  touring the festively adorned homes and enjoying the sounds of the season from strolling carolers. Trams will also be available.

Tickets are limited. CLICK HERE for ticket information and ordering. 





Friday, December 7, 2018

100 years ago this week

What was going on 100 years ago this week? CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer of December 7, 1918. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service.

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Mandeville Seawall Lawsuit Goes to Supreme Court


Covington Wartime Growth Points To Need For More Housing

 
Society Notes

R.H. Burns Dies of Wounds Suffered Nov. 10, 1918, the day before the end of World War I

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Covington Grammar School 1946

This picture shows a class photograph from Covington Grammar School in 1946.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mandeville Lakefront Aerial 1952

To view a slow pan across an aerial photograph of the Mandeville lakefront taken in 1952, click on the video link below.




Then click on the [ ] symbol in the right side bottom to go to  Full Screen.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Graduation Ceremonies CHS 1968

Here are a number of photos from the Graduation Ceremonies in May of 1968, Covington High 50 years ago, on the field behind what is now Pitcher Junior High School. Click on the images to make them larger. Pictures from the 1968 yearbook.




















Friday, November 30, 2018

100 Years Ago This Week

What was going on 100 years ago this week? CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer of November 30, 1918. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service.

The parish fair was on, but now it was postponed again, this time due to fear of influenza. Cattle tick dipping record set, and Society News and obituaries.

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Covington must have had that "fresh bread" fragrance every morning. 



The man who installed the street car trolley died shortly after it was sold for scrap.


Death Notices



Because people were still wary of the flu epidemic, the parish fair was called off (again) and the Farmer ran a critical editorial about that




Society News

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Land Grants Along the Pontchartrain North Shore

An interesting detailed overview of individuals who received land grants along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain beginning in the 1770's was diligently compiled by Anita Campeau and Donald J. Sharp and published as an article in 2009 by the New Orleans Genealogical Research Society.

The article dealt with British and Spanish land grants recorded between Bayou Castine in Mandeville and the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville. 

Here is a link to Don Sharp's blog that has a PDF copy of the article, complete with maps.

https://donaldsharphistory.blogspot.com/2018/11/land-grants-from-bayou-castin-to.html

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Folsom Aerial View - 1954

Here is an aerial photograph of the Village of Folsom taken on February 24, 1954. Click on the image to make it larger. 


Here's an even closer view.


Monday, November 26, 2018

CHS Yearbook Pictures from 1972

A number of photos from the Covington High School yearbook for 1972. Click on the images to make them larger.