Friday, October 7, 2016

100 Years Ago This Week

What was going on 100 years ago this week? The following link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service. CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer edition of October 7, 1916. Some of the headlines are Former Mayor of Slidell Drowns, Racing To Begin at Parish Fairgrounds, and The First Presentation by Miss Olga Peters' Dancing Class Is A Success. 

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Of particular interest was a letter to the editor from a Mandeville area woman who disagreed with an earlier editorial about why Mandeville was not progressing as quickly as it should. 

Here are a few ads from the Oct. 7, 1916, Edition. Click on the images above to see larger-sized versions.