Monday, May 30, 2022

Lacombe Chamber 1989

 Here's a couple of pictures from 1989 that were marked as showing leaders of the Lacombe chamber of commerce. Click on the images to make them larger. 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Covington Baseball Club -1933

 Here's a group picture of the 1933 Covington Baseball Club. That's eighty-nine years ago. Click on the image to make it larger. 

Writing on frame: "May 16, 1933 - To Our Friend, Mayor Chas Sheffield"
Sheffield was mayor of Covington between 1929 and 1934. 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Ribbon Cuttings From Way Back

 I found a stack of old black and white photographs showing ribbon cuttings throughout the area from many years ago. Here they are, with as many people identified as I could remember. Click on the images to make them larger. 

Ribbon cutting of Picture This Frame Shop, with Dave Diamond in front, with Debbie Wilson Diamond, Earl Wilson and his wife Helen, center, and Mayor Ernest Cooper of Covington at center right. Emily Diamond at far left.

A Folsom ribbon cutting with Mayor Vera Faye Forbes in the doorway

Slidell Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Frank Cusimano (I think), Larry Breland at the right and Webb Hart in back of Cusimano with head turned to the side

Ribbon cutting for Hutch’s Honda in 1975. Pizzie Romano, Gene Dodd,  Fred Seal, Marvin “Hutch” Hutchinson and Donald Primes

Pete Fitzmorris (at right) cuts the ribbon for Folsom area project with Billy Graham, Floyd Rogers and Angus Rogers

Mayor Bernard Smith cuts the ribbon for a Mandeville area First National Bank branch, along with Ernest Prieto, Pat Monroe, and Fred Blossman.

Mayor Ernest Cooper of Covington cuts the ribbon for the Beef N Bun hamburger place at Tyler and Eighth Street. The curved brick archway was a great architectural feature. 

The crowd mills around at some grand opening somewhere.
On the back was written "L'Image Celebrated"

Police Juror Dutz Baudot (Mandeville) cuts the ribbon

Mayor Bernard Smith of Mandeville cuts the ribbon. Dan Smith is on the back row, far right. Written on the back was "The Live Lobster"

Spring Crest Draperies ribbon is cut by Vic Johnson


Ribbon Cutting for the Annadele's Plantation Restaurant 
December, 1984

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Friday, May 27, 2022

100 Years Ago May 27, 2022

What was going on 100 years ago this week? CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer Issue of  May 27, 1922. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service.

Click on the sample images below to see larger versions.

Car Hits Wagon in Claiborne Curve

Covington High Student Show Entertains

Covington High Commencement Exercises

Don't Worry. Be Happy. Eat Ice Cream.

High School Needs to be Expanded - Editorial

Folsom Society Notes

Madisonville Society Notes

Mandeville Society Notes

Boat Rates Discussed

Benefit Announced for Poor Family

Slidell Society News

Covington Society News

A Song of Covington Poem

Tires for $11 each

Farm Goods Truck Shipments 

Whiskey Still Found, Owner Arrested

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The 1987 Parish Fair Booklet Photo Album

 Thirty five years ago the St. Tammany Parish Fair Association published its 1987 Fair Booklet, packed with photographs, names, and a long list of activities and events. The fair magazine listed a number of persons who had been honored for their service and dedication over the years, thanking its pageant winners, its livestock exhibitors, and its senior citizens and family living exhibit booth participants. 

Here are some photographs from the book. 
Click on the images to make them larger and more readable. 

The 1987 Fair was dedicated to Sylvia Rivers

Sylvia Rivers in 1989

Officers and Division Officials

Special mention was made of the 1985 Fair Dedication
that had gone to the Jourdan family as a group

The 1986 fair was dedicated to Robert C. "Paw Paw" Delatte

Also in 1986, the Cyp Schoen Educational Building was dedicated

Kelle Harper won that year's Fair Scholarship

Stacy King was named Miss St. Tammany Parish

Elizabeth Pearce won the Junior Miss St. Tammany title.

Baby Contest Winners

Opening Day Ceremonies with Mayor Ernest Cooper of Covington

Parade Photos

Bill Strain political ad was one of many in the fair booklet
It was an election year

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