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    Christmas fun with fleur de lis!

    Statue of Fats Domino in Edison Park, Bourbon Street, French Quarter, New Orleans. Park since renamed "Music Legends Park".

    Update: The Pontchartrain Elephant trash receptacle now wears a Saints jersey. On sleeve is a fleur de lis and the number 1

    Audubon Park swimming pool. I loved to go swimming in this pool as a child. And then it closed! I think it reopened a few years ago.

    A view of the Audubon Zoo Flight Cage in the 1930s

    Elephant House from Audubon Zoo 1930. Structure still remains

    Myrtle's Plantation: Close up of Chloe's spirit.

    The Site of the Bonnie & Clyde Ambush, Bienville Parish, Louisiana - On May 23, 1934, Clyde Barrow & Bonnie Parker were gunned down in their car on this rural Louisiana road for their spree of robberies - the phantom sounds of gun shots and screeching car tires is reportedly heard on both the anniversary of their deaths and during full moons

    LA hurricanes

    Until the Huey P. Long bridge opened in 1935, trains crossed the Mississippi River at New Orleans on boats or barges.  Above, a passenger train, makes their way across the river; between 1910 & 1920

    rugaru in da zoo

    Monkey Island @ Audubon Zoo 1936

    oh yeah

    C.C. Claiborne, LA's 1st Governor

    Bunny Matthews....Vic and Natly creator

    Mr. Isentrout came to the attention of author Sean Doles when he was working on a Mr. Bingle story. Doles quickly discovered that the two were inseparable, and his story, Saving Mr. Bingle: A New Orleans Christmas Fairy Tale, reflects that. Doles’ story is a fictionalized telling of preserving the character of Mr. Bingle and the memory of Isentrout. In real life, Doles worked hard to get a headstone for Isentrout’s unmarked grave in Hebrew Rest Cemetery #3

    Cafe du Monde fish

    Silver Man - New Orleans, LA. Laura Steffan Photography

    Throughout it's history, the Beach offered many promotions designed to draw patrons. Pay-One-Price was a popular promotion during the era when the park was trying to boost attendance after instituting it's gate admission charge. The wrist bands shown served as proof-of-purchase of beach admission in the pay-one-price promotion.

    Old Pontchartrain BEACH Card

    Pontchartrain Beach trash receptacle at its current location.. a used car lot on Causeway Blvd Metairie,LA

    Sky Ride...That blue elephant now sits in front of a used car lot on Causeway Blvd

    Pontchartrain Beach. One of my favorite places as a kid. Ain't dere no more!