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.