At a southern inlet of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin is found the 17th Street Canal, which doubles, both, as a boundary between Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, as well as draining off the inland rain waters.  From the mid-1800s, the area has predominated as a fishing village and grazing land for dairy farmers.  At this abutment of two political parishes has resulted in Jeffersonians referring to the area as East End, while Orleanians refer to the area as West End.  The often heard quote; that east and west shall never meet, -- well, not so -- the twain of East and West meets here, at this juncture.   And, this is the realm of Lilí of the Lake.

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