New Orleans Nostalgia: Ponchartrain Beach [NOOK Book]

Overview

In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . .
Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .

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Overview

In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . .
Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000905517
  • Publisher: Stephen Austen
  • Publication date: 4/10/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 747,708
  • File size: 81 KB

Meet the Author

Stephen W. Austen was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. "I was born in Lafayette and raised in New Orleans. But I truly grew-up as I travelled or lived in some thirty-four states." A Human Resources Manager, he now resides with his family in Monroe, North Carolina.My writings and interests are eclectic. My latest series, "The Paladin Papers" are fast-paced, fact-based military/techno thrillers. Based on today's events and often set in the near future, they offer thought-provoking entertainment. They will keep you thinking long after you put them down."I am certain you will enjoy reading these stories as much as I did writing them. . ."
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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    A great Snapshot of NOLA

    Well written book depicting a part of New Orleans history.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    been there, wish i could do it again

    new orleans, in the forties and fifties. the perfect place to be a kid and teenager. now 71, sure miss the drive along lakeshore, stopping to buy a slice of watermelon, wdsu night at the beach.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    If you live in New Orleans or are from the area, it is worth your time!

    Very short story, but I was born in raised in New Orleans. This story made me think of my Dad and smile.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    Memory Lane

    It was great to walk down memory lane :-)

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  • Posted November 4, 2010

    A nostalgic blast from the past

    Enjoy a walk down memory lane

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