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July 23, 2018 3:45 PM
Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu



A family enjoys the last hours of daylight as the sun sets over Lake Pontchartrain. In 1699, Iberville named the lake in honor of Louis Phélypeaux, comte de Pontchartrain, a French politician. Native Americans referred to Lake Pontchartrain as “Okwata,” meaning wide water.