Bicentennial Covington - Historical Point of ViewDuring 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 were quickly put to use by the burgeoning tourism and resort industry. On May 16, 1888, the East Louisiana Railroad reached Covington, heralding an economic boom. The flow of people and commerce that first came by river exploded with the arrival of the railroad.
|Placed By||City of Covington, Louisiana|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 778813 N 3375197|
|Decimal Degrees||30.47671667, -90.09580000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 28.603', W 90° 5.748'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 28' 36.18" N, 90° 5' 44.88" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||985, 504|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 404 E Gibson St, Covington LA 70433, US|
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