Friday, July 21, 2017

100 Years Ago This Week

What was going on 100 years ago this week? 

CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer edition of July 21, 1917. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service. 

Click on the image below to enlarge a scan of the front page. 

Items of interest in the July 21st edition:

The new Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Slidell was dedicated a week earlier. 

The price of ice goes up.

As World War I started, St. Tammany's shipbuilders began playing a key role in the effort. In fact, better roads going to Madisonville were needed and the subject of a newspaper editorial.