Friday, January 27, 2017

100 Years Ago This Week

What was going on in St. Tammany 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 newspaper edition of January 27, 1917. 

Some of the headlines are Covington Asks Railroad Commission for Depot, Oil Well Going Down Into Last Big Rock, and Slidell Visited by U.S. Boat, Machine Gun Exhibited. 

An excerpt from President Wilson's Monroe Doctrine address to the U.S. Senate  was printed in the above edition of the Farmer.