West End – “Coney Island” of New Orleans

Did you know that at the turn of the century New Orleans’ West End was known as the “Coney Island” of New Orleans?

From about 1880 to the 1930s, a resort area along the banks of Lake Pontchartrain drew many inhabitants in and outside of New Orleans. This marine resort thrived and was complete with a board walk, hotels, and several food service, dancing and entertainment establishments as well as amusement rides.

Read all about West End as well as a few other New Orleans’ treasures in episode 9 of my Kindle Vella,”The Alchemist’s Bride.” (The first three episodes of any Kindle Vella are always free to read.)