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The Lakes of PontchartrainTheir History and Environments$
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Robert W. Hastings

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732719

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.001.0001

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. The Twentieth Century

. The Twentieth Century

Rapid Population Growth and Urban Expansion

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(p.77) 8. The Twentieth Century
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The Lakes of Pontchartrain
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Robert W. Hastings

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.003.0009

This chapter discusses population growth and urbanization along the Pontchartrain basin in the twentieth century. Topics covered include the construction of vacation camps which became a major source of untreated sewage entering the lake; the expansion of lakefront resorts toward the lake with the operation of a modern canal and pumping system; operation of ship-building companies in the Madisonville area; expansion of the logging industry; and the Lakefront Land Reclamation Project.

Keywords:   environmental impact, vacation camps, lakefront resorts, shipbuilding, logging, Lakefront Land Reclamation Project, Pontchartrain basin

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