|Image of Nazi planes over London|
Welcome to another This Week in Terrebonne History! This week we have low temperatures, hurricanes, and all the prices for shoes and cars throughout the years! Everything was gathered using the microfilm collection of Houma newspapers found in the main library's genealogy room. Come down and look through them, see what you can find!
September 9-13, 1940 - Houma Daily Courier
- "Mercury Hits 40-Year Low" - At a temperature of 31 degrees, Houma experienced its coldest September in 40 years.
- "Nearly 5,000 Use the Parish Library During August" - The library had great numbers in 1940, according to librarian Patricia Motte.
- "Special Rules for Traffic Announced" - Special paint was added to curbs and "Slow School" signs on Barrow Street to teach children to cross at crosswalks.
- A.M. and J. C. Dupont had shoes in all sizes from 89 cents to $5.00.
- Terrebonne Motors was selling a used 1937 Ford "85" for $323.
|Hurricane Betsy nears|
September 10, 1965 - The Houma Courier
- Most headlines were dominated by the arrival of Hurricane Betsy. Football was cancelled and many remembered Hurricane Hilda.
- Major Dundee and The Gorgon at the Houma Drive-In
- Morituri and On the Beach at the Fox
- A Very Special Favor at the Park
- Harlow at the Bijou
- West Brothers had all types of loafers from $3.77 to $8.77.
- Terrebonne Motors had a 1965 Falcon for $1,895.
|A good time was had at the Bayou Blue Food and Fun Festival, 1990|
September 10, 1990 - Houma Daily Courier
- "Roener: Gambling Likely" - after visiting Natchez, the governor stated that legalized gambling might be coming to Louisiana in the form of casinos and a lottery.
- Cournoyer had a 1990 Olds Cutlass Caliar for $9,289.