New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
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1970s

 
Pontchartrain Beach swimming area closes due to unacceptable levels of pollution...
 


1972 No Swimming at Pontchartrain Beach

Pontchartrain Beach swimming area closes due to unacceptable levels of pollution which threaten the health of bathers.

1972 No Swimming at Pontchartrain Beach

1979 No Swimming in the Lake

"No swimming" advisories are posted along the lake's southshore in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.

1979 No Swimming in the Lake

1970s Pontchartrain Beach postcard

The Haunted Mansion

1970s Pontchartrain Beach postcard

1974 LSUNO becomes UNO

The former Louisiana State University of New Orleans became the University of New Orleans in 1974. Photo credit: http://www.uno.edu/history.htm

1974 LSUNO becomes UNO

1970s Pontchartrain Beach Brochure (front)

1970s Pontchartrain Beach Brochure (front)

1970s Pontchartrain Beach Brochure (back)

1970s Pontchartrain Beach Brochure (back)

1976 - The New Canal Light is Restored

The lighthouse is open for tours. Source: Source: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/WEBLIGHTHOUSES/newcanal.JPG

1976 - The New Canal Light is Restored