New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Monday, July 15, 2024
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1948: Ferris wheel ride part of dad's special treat

'Outings to the beach were a special treat for us!" wrote Marianne Drumm Boyer of Covington, who submitted a photograph of herself during a visit to the popular amusement park when she was 4 years old.

"We would go as a family in the evenings several times each summer," she said. "I can still remember that big Ferris wheel and Daddy rocking the car to make me scream." Besides the Ferris wheel, also visible in the background is part of the facade of the Cockeyed Circus, a walk-through funhouse.

The daughter of Irad Carlyle Drumm and his wife, the former Lucille Johnson, the family resided at 4313 Elba St. at the time the picture was taken.

"My father worked at nights at the American Can Co. all his life, so sometimes he and I would go in the mornings, too," she said. "We would sit on towels in the sand and he would teach me to swim in the clear green water. He took this picture on one of those days."


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