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Postcard of the Mardi Gras Fountain on Lakeshore Drive near Canal Boulevard. This fountain was built around 1960 as a tourist attraction facing Lake Pontchartain. The fountain was surrounded by ceramic plaques, each commemorating a different carnival krewe, defunct or active. At night the colored lights were synchonized to music - which I do not remember when I was a kid.

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Uploaded on September 29, 2007