Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Life In 1880

 About 141 years ago, life was a little different in Covington. From the pages of the May 8, 1880, issue of the St. Tammany Farmer newspaper comes these news items and advertisements. Click on the images to make them larger. 

The Mail Schedule, Both Coming and Going

Mail came in three days a week in Covington, once a week in Pearl River.

The New Camelia Announces The Summer Schedule
The new schedule was a source of complaint, given the inconvenience it caused people living in Covington trying to get to New Orleans. The schedule was more tuned to New Orleans people coming to Covington. It was causing delays in the mail delivery and other aggravations as well. 

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The Price of Cotton and Who Grew How Much

Citizens Tapped for Jury Duty

A new general merchandise store

Price of Meat, five to eight cents per pound

The Firemen's Ball Raises Funds For Purchase of New Fire Engine 
The event took place inside the courthouse

See also:

Excursion Boat Memories 

Old Landing  

The Steamer Camelia