from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • LakePontchartrain A lake of southeast Louisiana north of New Orleans. A causeway links New Orleans with the region north of the lake.


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  • The lake was named after Frenchman Louis Phélypeaux, comte de Pontchartrain, secretary of the French Navy. 7 November 1683 – 6 September 1699

    October 8, 2014