19 May 2010

New Orleans WW II History

World War II broke out in New Orleans during Maestri’s administration. New Orleans’s shipyards were quickly¬†expanded-the Delta Shipyards turned out the first 1o,500-ton ship, the Wm. C. C. Claiborne, less than four months after Pearl Harbor-and by May, 1942, Andrew Jackson Higgins ha gathered a force of more than forty thousand workers to turn out […]

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17 May 2010

New Orleans Horse Racing History

In 1847, when the Mexican War broke out, New Orleans was the leading horse-racing center of the United States. The city boasted four tracks, three on the east side and another across the river. These were the Metairie, the Eclipse, the Union, and the Bingaman, and the newspapers gave about equal coverage to the doings […]

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28 Apr 2010

Learn to Cook in New Orleans

If you are visiting New Orleans and you are tired of following the yellow brick road of tourism and you really want to dive into the culture here then how about a cooking class. This isn’t like cooking in the cafeteria, this is a cooking extravaganza. You will not only get to learn how fun […]

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21 Apr 2010

Houmas House Plantation New Orleans

For thousands of years native Americans revered the spirit of the mighty river. Flowing 3,740 miles from its head waters in the heart land of America to the warm waters of the gulf of Mexico. In the decades prior to the civil war, sugar cane the new white gold redefines the landscape of the lower […]

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30 Mar 2010

CAC New Orleans

When I was a kid in school, I was put into the talented art programs in the public school system. You had to be screened and sponsored by a teacher to be apart of this curriculum. My favorite part about my art education at a young age was taking field trips to the Contemporary Arts […]

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12 Mar 2010

Hermann Grima Gallier Historic Houses

When you you think of sights you want to see and tours you would like to take in New Orleans, you may not think of the possibility of venturing into some of the oldest homes in the city. Not only are they historical, but the meticulous restoration process on these homes is like no other […]

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12 Mar 2010

New Orleans Plantation

If you are visiting the city of New Orleans and you would like to experience an authentic southern plantation pre-civil war then the San Francisco Plantation should be on your list. It is only 30-40 minutes from downtown and it is on the Mississippi river. The history of the plantation, like all plantations, is thick […]

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9 Mar 2010

English Turn New Orleans

The English Turn in New Orleans is more than just a golf course to me. It is a little diamond in the rough, no pun intended. Ok, I didn’t realize the pun until I said it and now I want it to be intended. Anyways, I first visited the English turn when I was a […]

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3 Mar 2010

The WAX New Orleans

Musee Conti Wax Museum New Orleans This is a great first stop for visitors of the French Quarter. Most people who come to the city from out of town want to learn the thick history of this land. I would highly recommend the WAX museum because it is a fun and exciting way to learn […]

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