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Tangipahoa is unusual in that its first settlers were women. In 1806 Mrs. Rhoda Holly Singleton Mixon arrived from South Carolina with her young daughter and a retinue of slaves. She bought a large parcel of land that her family owned until after the Civil War.
The Tangipahoa River, which runs through the parish from the Mississippi line to Lake Pontchartrain, provides opportunities for camping, canoeing and tubing. The countryside surrounding Tangipahoa is largely devoted to truck farming and dairying.
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