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The ‘Most Healthy Place in the United States’

Historical photo of Covington

Once a resort destination for wealthy 19th century New Orleanians, the Northshore became renowned for the healing powers of its ozone waters. For decades, tourists flocked to bathe in “the cure,” as it was dubbed during one yellow fever outbreak.

By 1891, Covington was named “The Most Healthy Place in the United States” due to the low number of deaths recorded in the 1890 census.

With its historical beauty and outdoor activities, the Northshore of New Orleans continues to captivate residents and visitors. From historic hotels and storefronts to lakefront activities, there’s so much to do on the Northshore.

– Bret Buckel, Gambel Communications

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