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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CH5_greater-mandeville-veterans-memorial-a-war-memorial_Mandeville-LA.html
Greater Mandeville Veterans Memorial. . Dedicated . To The Memory Of . Those Who Died . In The Defense . Of Our Country . And . All Who Served . In The Cause . Of Freedom var plainText = document.getElementById('inscription1'…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BSK_bicentennial-covington-1_Covington-LA.html
In 1907, Guido Alexius and his sons Alfred, Cintio and John, founded Alexius Brothers and Company; and later his son Horace joined in the business. In 1915, this landmark establishment, originally a gym, was purchased. Later in the 20th century, G…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BJT_abbe-adrien-e-rouquette_Lacombe-LA.html
English sideAbbé Rouquette (1813-1887), poet and priest, lived as missionary among Choctaw Indians in region of Bayou Lacombe from 1859 till his death. The Choctaw called him "Chata Ima," meaning "Like a Choctaw."French side"Abbé Rou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26HL_public-ox-lot-parking_Covington-LA.html
Unique to Covington's downtown business district and a credit to our forefathers, our original town grid layout allowed for public squares in the middle of each block for the purpose of trade and commerce. Farmers would bring their oxen-laden cart…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26H0_h-j-smith-and-sons-hardware-and-museum_Covington-LA.html
Founded July 4, 1876, H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum is the oldest hardware and general store in the parish, housing unique artifacts pertaining to the history of Covington. Of note are the dugout cypress canoe and lead coffin. It is a re…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26GR_st-tammany-fishing-pier_LA.html
The St. Tammany Fishing Pier was built from sections of the original I-10 Twin Span Bridges which opened December 21, 1965. Tens of thousands of cars used these bridges to cross Lake Pontchartrain between Slidell and New Orleans until the morning …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26E7_reconstruction-period_Covington-LA.html
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 wer…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26E6_bicentennial-covington_Covington-LA.html
Three rivers and several Indian trails converged in the area where Covington was founded. These major trade routes are what placed Covington at the center of commerce. They became the lifeline of trade and transport between points north of Lake Po…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM268O_original-homestead-of-walker-percy_Covington-LA.html
Homestead owned by Walker Percy, who was an American author and philosopher. He is best known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, the first of which, The Moviegoer, won the U.S. National Book award for fiction. Walker Percy…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2687_st-tammany-parish-world-war-i-memorial-a-war-memorial_Covington-LA.html
Erected and DedicatedTo The SoldiersOf World War I1920Restored 2010By St. Tammany ParishKevin Davis, Parish President.
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