Every community's history can be traced, in part, by reading its phone directory business listings. When I came across a 1956 Slidell phone book, I knew I had to scan it for posterity.
CLICK HERE to view the business directory part of it in a PDF File.
This was back in the day when a business phone number was "6" or "371."
See the sample pages below and then click on the link above to go to the PDF File.