Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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Ponchatoula is a small city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States.wikipedia
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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

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Ponchatoula is a small city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Most of the parish south of Ponchatoula consists of Holocene coastal swamp and marsh—gray-to-black clays of high organic content and thick peat beds underlying freshwater marsh and swamp.

Battle of Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula was pillaged in 1863 by the Union Army during the American Civil War during the Battle of Ponchatoula.
The Battle of Ponchatoula was fought March 24–26, 1863 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana and Ponchatoula Creek at the onset of the Vicksburg Campaign during the American Civil War.

Louisiana Highway 22

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Ponchatoula is located along Interstate 55 and Louisiana Highway 22, equidistant from New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Near the town of Springfield, the highway enters the thick pine forest characterizing the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and intersects the concurrent I-55/US 51 in Ponchatoula.

Strawberry festival

The first Strawberry Festival was held in April of 1972 on the first block of North 6th Street and was co-sponsored by the Ponchatoula Jaycees and the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce.

Ponchatoula High School

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Ponchatoula High School is a public high school in unincorporated Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, near Ponchatoula.

Irma Thomas

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Born Irma Lee, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States, as a teenager she sang with a Baptist church choir.

Earl Wilson (baseball)

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Wilson batted and threw right-handed; he was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and graduated from Greenville Park High School in Tangipahoa Parish.

Dennis Paul Hebert

A native of Ponchatoula in Tangipahoa Parish, he was one of six children of Charles Bentley Hebert and the former Majorie Eschenberg.

USNS Ponchatoula (T-AO-148)

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USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) was one of six Neosho-class fleet oilers built for the United States Navy, in service from 1956 to 1992, and named for the Ponchatoula Creek which rises in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, and flows into the Natalbany River, west of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Bernie Smith (baseball)

Bernie Smith
He was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and attended Southern University.

Ponchatoula Creek

Ponchatoula River
Ponchatoula Creek's cardinal direction is southwest (or south and west) as it meanders south around the west side of Independence and Tickfaw, and even southeast through Natalbany and the northeastern quadrant of Hammond, thence westward between Hammond and the city of Ponchatoula, and then south and west to join the Natalbany River between Springfield and Lake Maurepas.

Manchac, Louisiana

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Akers' father, William Akers, was the founder and first mayor of the town of Ponchatoula, the next station to the north.

Hammond, Louisiana

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Hammond and its immediate environs have a number of hospitals, including North Oaks Medical Center on U.S. Route 51 Business between Hammond and Ponchatoula.

USS Ponchatoula (AOG-38)

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The ship was named "Ponchatoula" after the residents of Ponchatoula, Louisiana saw huge success in their war effort's scrap metal drive.

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Ponchatoula is a small city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Choctaw

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It is speculated that the name is derived from the Choctaw words Pashi meaning "hair" and perhaps itula or itola meaning "to fall" or "to hang" or "flowing" in the Choctaw language

Choctaw language

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It is speculated that the name is derived from the Choctaw words Pashi meaning "hair" and perhaps itula or itola meaning "to fall" or "to hang" or "flowing" in the Choctaw language

Federal government of the United States

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Then in the year 1839 a man named William Akers moved into town and purchased over 1000 acres from the United States Federal Government.

Spanish moss

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It was the native american way of expressing the beauty of the location, with beautiful Spanish moss hanging from the large oak trees.

Temperance movement

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He was a leader in the Temperance movement and fought hard to keep alcoholic beverages out of Ponchatoula.