I found a video of life in Lake Charles back in 1954. Actually it is a film that McNeese adapted to video. It is a glimpse into a bygone era. Have you ever seen what the lake shore looked like before the civic center was built. You are about to.

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Check out the era clothes on the secretaries, the four digit phone number on the dry cleaners sign, Ryan street bustling with business and all of the fifties model cars. You'll notice the kids drinking milk from a bottle that was no doubt delivered to the home. You'll also notice the complete absence of women at the Rotary Club meeting. Enjoy this look at Lake Charles in 1954.