Remembering World War I: St. Tammany Parish Answers the Call to Battle. Part 2

War ads were prevalent in the St. Tammany Farmer during World War I. The ads were placed to garner financial support for those St. Tammany residents who were overseas fighting in the conflict.   War ads continued during the course of the war after the first initial draft of St. Tammany Parish men. The last…
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Remembering World War I: St. Tammany Parish Answers the Call to Battle. Part 1

St. Tammany Parish, as well as many parts of the United States, answered the battle call of World War I. The world had been at unrest for years before World War I erupted. Tensions throughout Europe, especially in the Balkan region of southeast Europe were at an all-time high and people were speculating about the…
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Celebrating the Tricentennial: New Orleans and the Great War

On November 11, 2018, we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day or the end of World War One (after World War Two, the holiday would come to be known as Veteran's Day). The war began in the summer of 1914 after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Initially Americans, including Louisianans, remained officially…
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96th Anniversary of the Discovery of King Tut’s Tomb-November 4th

In the Valley of the Kings, on November 4, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter, and his workmen discovered a step leading to the tomb of Tutankhamen. By this time in 1922, many archaeologist believed that the valley had yielded its secrets and that most of the ancient Egyptian tombs had been discovered. The Egyptians began…
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Celebrate Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day is dedicated to honoring military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It coincides with other days of remembrance around the world including Armistice Day in the United Kingdom and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth of Nations. At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day…
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