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The Port of New Orleans Then and Now

September 18, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
     In 1718, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, “Bienville,” founded New Orleans along the Mississippi River. This trade-friendly location later became the capital of the ... » Read More

Louisiana's Disappearing Act

September 10, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
According to the U.S.G.S., the state of Louisiana lost just under 1,900 square miles of land between 1932 and 2000. This is the rough equivalent of the entire state of Delaware dropping into t... » Read More

The Tallest Building in New Orleans

September 5, 2014 | Posted in: Architecture
One Shell Square in downtown New Orleans was completed in 1972, three years before the Louisiana Superdome. It started a construction boom in what was to become New Orleans vibrant "... » Read More

Post Katrina London Avenue Canal Update

September 3, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
Yesterday, the Army Corps of Engineers started construction on the closure of the London Avenue Canal at Lake Pontchartrain. Nine years ago, after Hurricane Katrina, this drainage canal... » Read More

Remembering Katrina, 9 years later

August 29, 2014 | Posted in: History
This weekend marks the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that changed the Crescent City forever. This week, nola.com published a remarkable series of photos that resulted from a pro... » Read More

Southern Decadence 2014

August 26, 2014 | Posted in: Festivals
Southern Decadence, the famous and fabulous New Orleans pride festival, was founded on a sultry August afternoon in 1972 as an amusement for a group of tight-knit friends living in a ramshackl... » Read More

The History of Uptown New Orleans

August 21, 2014 | Posted in: History
The historic Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, a favorite for both visitors and locals, was originally countryside full of large sugar plantations lined up along the Mississippi River. Sugar... » Read More

The Rolling Pin Bed

August 12, 2014 | Posted in: History
When you take a visit to Oak Alley Plantation, be sure you take a close look at the beds in the upstairs bedrooms. If you do, you're sure to spot the rolling pin bed, one of the most ingen... » Read More

The Epiphyte of the Swamp

August 6, 2014 | Posted in: Tours
Epiphytes are plants that grow upon other plants, and surely the most famous epiphyte in Louisiana is the Spanish moss that grows all over the live oaks and cypress trees. Spanish moss may loo... » Read More

Degas in New Orleans

July 24, 2014 | Posted in: History
Portraits in a New Orleans Cotton Office Over the years, New Orleans has been known for many notable residents. One of the more prestigious was Edgar Degas, the famed French painter. E... » Read More

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