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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

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

Robert W. Hastings

University Press of Mississippi

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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