Lost Lake Pontchartrain Resorts & Attractions

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Pleasure seekers have visited Lake Pontchartrain destinations for more than two centuries. From grand resorts like the Pontchartrain Hotel to simple camps at Little Woods, these shores welcomed visitors by steamboat and train to dance, dine, drink and gamble. Milneburg was home to a noted hotel and bathhouses, while Mandeville was a popular spot to escape the heat. Entertainment included the contortionist “Happy Frog” Holman, the Great Wallendas and Armand Piron’s Jazz Orchestra. Join author Catherine Campanella for a fascinating look back at the camps, restaurants and amusement parks lost to nature, neglect and changing times.
ISBN: 9781467141567
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Series: Lost
Images: 116
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
An LSU graduate with a BA in fine arts, Cathy chose a career in teaching (MEd, University of New Orleans), where she became a technology coordinator and early proponent of the educational value of the Internet. New Orleans History: Lake Pontchartrain (www.pontchartrain.net) was her first attempt to compile a cultural overview as a pictorial history of the lake. Lake Pontchartrain (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) culminated this endeavor in a print edition. Now a retired educator, Cathy’s interest in writing and research has grown to include the books Metairie (2008), New Orleans City Park (2011), Legendary Locals of Metairie (2013) and Images of Modern America: Lake Pontchartrain (2015), all released by Arcadia Publishing, as well as her more recent Lost Metairie (2017), published by The History Press. Campanella has written for Scholastic Instructor, Read-Write-Think and Every Day with Rachel Ray magazines. Married to Mike Azzarello, the mother of two and grandmother of two adorable grandchildren, Cathy hopes this book will inform, educate and rekindle wonderful memories of life around Lake Pontchartrain.
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