Friday, February 3, 2017

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 February 3, 1917. Some of the headlines are May Sever Diplomatic Relations With Germany, Town Making Improvement in Wharf at Main Street, and Slidell Get-together at Commercial Hotel To Be Scene of Big Gathering.

Some Advertisements from the Feb. 3, 1917, Edition Appear Below:

The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad had tracks coming into Covington from the west that went to Hammond, then down into New Orleans. Here is a map of the Yazoo Railroad lines in 1922.