The story of Money Hill is remarkable; one deeply rooted in the history of Louisiana and the United States. It begins with Andrew Jackson’s march down Military Road toward victory at the Battle of New Orleans in the early 1800’s and includes tales of pirates and bandits, even the famous Jean Lafitte.
Near the turn of the next century, around 1905, it was acquired by the Goodyear family as part of the vast timber holdings of the Great Southern Lumber Company. After logging the property, a second generation created tung oil and cattle operations on Money Hill Plantation.
By the 1960’s, Money Hill was a popular campground for families to enjoy the great outdoors, and the Goodyears maintained the property with special attention to long term conservation and environmental practices.
Today, we are fifth generation caretakers of this family property, and what were once lakeside campsites are now exquisite home sites in a beautifully designed forestland golf course community. This book tells the story of our collective history, so that new residents and old campers alike will know and understand their important place as part of Money Hill’s rich past, present and future.
The author, Mimi Goodyear Dossett, currently serves as president of Money Hill Plantation and has compiled this collection of family stories and old photographs for the enjoyment of Money Hill’s many friends and families. Books are also available in the Money Hill pro shop, History in Covington, David Pierson Jewelry, The French Mix, Braswell Drugs, and Eros in Mandeville.
To purchase, please contact the Money Hill Pro Shop at (985) 892-3300