Saturday, November 16, 2019

Louisiana Review - 1890's

Prior to the turn of the 20th century, New Orleans newspapers were full of news about St. Tammany Parish, that growing area north of Lake Pontchartrain that was luring more and more city folk to build weekend retreats and summer homes in the Covington/Mandeville area, just a two hour boat ride away.

Here is a random sampling of "St. Tammany" news items published in the Weekly Louisiana Review newspaper (New Orleans) in the 1890's.  Click on the images to make them larger and more readable. 

A train visit to St. Tammany

The first oyster boat

A convincing performance

Hotel being built

New Catholic Church to be dedicated

St. Joe Brick Factory being built