Thursday, June 16, 2016

History of Abita Springs Water

The history of St. Tammany Parish is intricately entwined with its water resources, Lake Pontchartrain, the Rigolets, the Pearl River and the numerous bayous, rivers, and swamps that make up its varied terrain. 

Over the centuries, water has played a major role in scenic beauty, fishing, commerce, trade and recreation, but when it comes to its legendary health-enhancing characteristics, the history of water's influence in the area is nowhere more important than in Abita Springs. 

Here is a history of water and Abita. Click on the text to make it larger.

 New Orleans visitors loading up their weekly water supply



Thanks to Mark Frosch Sr. for color photo of visitors filling up water jugs