New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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1928-1983 Pontchartrain Beach

Originally at Spanish Fort, Pontchartrain Beach moved to the Milneburg (now U.N.O.) area in 1928. For 55 years, Pontchartrain Beach was the annual summertime destination for many New Orleanians but was for 'whites only' until the mid 1960s (Linclon Beach served Black residents from 1955-65).

Many older New Orleans referred to Pontchartrain Beach as 'Milenburg'--the common mispronuncian of 'Milneburg'.

Click here for the Pontchartrain Beach Photo Album

Click Here to hear a Pontchartrain Beach radio commercial from the early 1960s (found on Bob Walkers website).
http://www.stphilipneri.org/files/pontchartrain/Jazz/listen/1962PonchartrainBeach.ram