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The town of Covington has had a unique and varied history, due in large part to its location between the Bogue Falaya River and the pine forests of St. Tammany Parish. The city serves as the parish seat and something of a de facto capital of the Ozone Belt, an area of South Louisiana characterized by clean air, flowing streams, and verdant woodlands. Early settlers established themselves in the area, producing pine products and bricks, and Covington soon developed a reputation as a retreat from epidemics of disease, as well as from the rigors of city life. Covington has long shipped goods to the cities across Lake Ponchartrain, and those cities in turn have sent their people to Covington to vacation, relax, and revel in its beauty.
ISBN: 9780738587493
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
After spending 10 years as an engineer, author David Arbo has since been a teacher for the past 23 years. His lifelong love of learning has always included history and has led to his interest in documenting the events and people of local prominence. He has worked in downtown Covington for two decades and has lived in South Louisiana for a quarter century. For him, collecting images and stories of the past will always be a labor of love.
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