New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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The 1900s

Camps remained much as they had been since the early 1800's with the exception of those damaged or destroyed in a 1915 hurricane.
Beginning in the early 1900's, developers attempted to replace orchards with subdivisions in the Edgelake (Hayne Boulevard) & Little Woods areas. A shell road was built, but the encroachment of "the city" was was still years away--the subdivisions were not built and the camps remained much as they had been since the early 1800's with the exception of those damaged or destroyed in a 1915 hurricane.


On Sunday afternoons, New Orleanians of the era (c. 1915) often traveled to lakeside camps and resorts such as West End, Bucktown and Milneburg, where they would eat boiled seafood and listen to bands playing the latest musical styles.
Times - Picayune, New Orleans, La. Jun 19, 2000