Monday, May 9, 2016

This Week 100 Years Ago

What was in the news 100 years ago this week? Presidential politics? Celebrity tirades? See for yourself at this week's St. Tammany Farmer newspaper edition of May 6, 1916  on view from the Library of Congress online publications offerings.Hint: Covington was voting for a waterworks bond issue, and Abita Springs had gone "dry" - not the springs, but the serving of alcoholic beverages. In another story, Folsom had forgotten to arrange for an election for a new mayor and aldermen.