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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.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23VG_columbia-street_Covington-LA.html
Columbia Street meets the river at the Columbia Street Landing. It was the first place visitors saw when they arrived in Covington. It was also the last stop on land for the area's principal exports on their way to market via the Bogue Falaya Rive…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21VR_steam-powered-groundhog-sawmill_Madisonville-LA.html
The steam engine assembled here is typical of many such engines employed as portable power plants from the time of their introduction 1847 through the 1930's. This engine was built by the Geiser Manufacturing Company of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21Q7_original-lone-star-republic_Slidell-LA.html
Panel 1In 1810 residents of Louisiana's Florida Parishes rose in an armed insurrection and overthrew the Spanish government.Panel 2The Independent Republic of West Florida existed for 74 days before being forcibly annexed by American forces on Dec…
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