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Home Louisiana Orleans Parish New Orleans Historical Markers Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain

Lakeshore Ave and St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 1' 37.0344", -90° 4' 46.488"
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Traveled on by Iberville, 1699 and named for the French Minister of Marine. Indians called it Okwa-ta, wide water. First port of embarkation was at the site where Bayou St. John flows from this lake. It was the first water travel route to the City of New Orleans.

Last updated: 8/10/2010 16:01
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Lake Pontchartrain Historical Marker Location Map, New Orleans, Louisiana