New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
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1870's ~~The Shell Road


A postcard illustrating the shell road and canal (New Basin Canal) described in Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississipi" (1874). Reads "Shell Road Toll Gate, New Orleans, La." -Era: Divided Back - Circa 1906 -Publ: "Phostint" By Detroit Publishing Company, #10285 At top, In Pencil -Notes: Toll House At Left - Unpaved Road - Canal At Right, With Small Steamer And Other Boats, Barges - Copyright 1906 By The Detroit Publishing Company -Blue Title.