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By Catherine Campanella

local americans used Okwata, that means "wide water," as a shortcut for inland alternate among the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River. while the Europeans arrived, the unique population confirmed them the route--the cost close to the river turned the town of latest Orleans, different lakeshore groups grew, and Lake Pontchartrain persevered to be an important waterway good into the twentieth century. other than its monetary price, Lake Pontchartrain used to be a cultural mecca: Mark Twain wrote approximately it and jazz sprang from its seashores; locals and viewers traveled out to the entertainment parks and opera pavilions, easy fishing villages and swanky yacht golf equipment, forts and lighthouses; and majestic lodges and camps perched precariously over the water. In photographs of the US: Lake Pontchartrain, photos rfile stories of a time that now not even storm Katrina may perhaps erase.

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