Thursday, May 19, 2016

100 Years Ago This Week

On May 20, 1916, the St. Tammany Farmer newspaper in Covington, LA, published its weekly edition, including all the news of St. Tammany Parish and other interesting goings on. You can view that edition at the Library of Congress website "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers." CLICK HERE for the link to go to that edition. Just click on a page and scroll up and down to zoom in and out. Some of the headlines that week: (1)  Waterworks Bond Issue Fails, (2) Fire Department to Disband Because Waterworks Bond Issue Failed, and (3) Concrete Manufacturing May Become Key Area Industry.