“The best things in history are accomplished by people who get tired of being shoved around.”― Robert A. Heinlein, Have Space Suit—Will Travel Robert
Local History: St. Tammany Ice & Manufacturing Company
Back in the days when everyone had “ice boxes” instead of refrigerators, it meant you had to have a steady supply of ice delivered to your door. Since ice doesn’t keep well in the summer, it meant there had to be an ice house in every town, and to make ice, it helped to have electricity
Local History: Covington Street Photos – 1970’s
Here’s a collection of photos of streets in downtown Covington in the 1970’s, as well as a couple of Claiborne Hill photos.
Local History: Historical Markers of St. Tammany – Part 4
According to the Historical Marker Project website, there are 45 historical markers in St. Tammany Parish. They share a variety of historical highlights across the area, giving us an idea of the people and places that contributed to early St. Tammany.
Covington Weekly Introduces New Historic Walking Tour
Covington Weekly is excited to introduce the new Historic Walking Tour, a map and guide of historic locations in downtown Covington! Find the map in the latest edition of our Quarterly publication, out now at these fine locations…
Quote of the Week
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” – Frederick Douglass
Local History: 1st Avenue Park, Now Known As “Nose”
Down at the end of Jahncke Avenue in Covington, just before it turns into Old Landing Road, is a roadside park with some extra special features.
City of Covington Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Rev. Peter Atkins Park
Join the City of Covington on Monday, January 18th at Rev. Peter Atkins Park to celebrate MLK Day 2021! Festivities are from 12 – 4 pm and include MLK program and art display, games, light refreshments, poster and essay contest, and more!
Local History: Theard Street & the Division of Morgan
Where did Theard Street in Covington get its name, especially considering almost every other street is either a number or the name of a President? Information from records researched by Jack Terry offered this possibility.
Local History: Bogue Falaya Wayside Park
Bogue Falaya Park in Covington was a happening place in the beginning of the 20th Century. There were all kinds of dances, plays and general get-togethers in the park.
Local History: the Covington Heart Pine Knot House
It is the 100-year-old pine knot sanctuary-haven that sits just off the highway on the old Warner home property in west Covington. The shed, about 16 feet by 16 feet, features walls of intertwined heart pine knots, a tin roof, and a dirt floor, with gates leading out of the front and back…
Quote of the Week
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally
Local History: a Tribute to Postcards
Many of the historical photographs from 100 or so years ago we have today only because they were printed on postcards. Through the wonder of that new-fangled gadget, the camera (and the fascination that came with it) people suddenly felt in love with photographs of just about anything and everything in day-to-day life.
Quote of the Week
“The Holy Land is everywhere.”
– Black Elk
Local History: Covington in the 1940s and 1950s by Phil Pfeffer
The memories of day-to-day life in Covington in the 1940’s and 1950’s were written down by Phil Pfeffer, a graduate of Covington High School in 1958. Here is what he shared about those times from 70 years ago.
Wildlife Lookout: Weird Facts About the Wild Turkey
Turkeys have long been associated with a traditional Thanksgiving feast, but how much else do we know about them? Here are some interesting and little-known facts about turkeys.
St. Tammany Art Association Announces Degas Pastel Society National Exhibition Opening Dec 5th
St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) presents a new exhibition, “Degas Pastel Society 18th Biennial National Exhibition,” on display December 5 through January 30, 2021 in the Miriam Barranger Gallery of the Arthouse.
Word of the Week
Word of the Week: fortuitous adjectivefor·tu·itous | \ fȯr-ˈtü-ə-təs, -ˈtyü-, fər- \ 1 : occurring by chance2 a : fortunate, lucky b : coming
Local History: Historical Markers of St. Tammany – Part 3
According to the Historical Marker Project website, there are 45 historical markers in St. Tammany Parish. They share a variety of historical highlights across the area, giving us an idea of the people and places that contributed to early St. Tammany. Here is their list, with links to the individual pages to the markers.
Local History: The Talley Family Story as Told by Mayor Mark Johnson
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Mayor Mark Johnson, then president of the Covington Heritage Foundation (CHF), presented a detailed account of the history of the Talley’s Feed & Seed Store, complete with family history and photographs.