Reconstruction Period

Reconstruction Period (HM26E7)

Location: Covington, LA 70433 St. Tammany Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 28.603', W 90° 5.748'

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Bicentennial Covington - Historical Point of View

During the Reconstruction Period, trade was still slow as the main source of land transportation was still the ox and the wagon. From the mid-1800s, the railroads were primarily used access the area's vast timber reserves, but once built, they were quickly put to use by the burgeoning tourism and resort industry. On May 16, 1888, the East Louisiana Railroad reached Covington, heralding an economic boom. The flow of people and commerce that first came by river exploded with the arrival of the railroad.
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HM NumberHM26E7
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Placed ByCity of Covington, Louisiana
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Date Added Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 778813 N 3375197
Decimal Degrees30.47671667, -90.09580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 28.603', W 90° 5.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 28' 36.18" N, 90° 5' 44.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)985, 504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 404 E Gibson St, Covington LA 70433, US
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