"Jacquelynn's Louisiana / New Orleans Page" Louisiana by Jacquelynn

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Louisiana became a state in 1812, and then faced one last battle with the British in New Orleans, (who had yet to hear the War of 1812 was over.)

Louisiana is more than New Orleans, and New Orleans is so much more than Mardi Gras... but I can't seem to find pictures of much else! You must come experience the N'awlins flavor at least once. There's no other city quite like "The Big Easy" in the states.

Enjoy the bustling French Quarter, go shopping or watch the street performers at Jackson Square, and check out the beautiful moss covered oak trees in City Park.

New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean Baptiste le Moyne, a French Canadian explorer. Established for its strategic location and commercial value, New Orleans was configured in the high ground near the river, forming a crescent shape, hence the name "Crescent City"

In the 1720s, a unique and diverse culture was created when France sent over their prisoners, in addition to the local Indians and imported slaves which were there.

The colony was turned over to Spain from 1763 to 1800. (The Spanish architecture in the "French" quarter is prevalent.) New Orleans endured two massive fires before being sold to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 for $15 million.

The sugar and cotton business of the plantations were largely destroyed by the Civil War. Today, the city is dependant on tourism, agriculture, seafood, petroleum, and natural gas, as well as it's location as a distribution center.

The levee system protects the city, which is actually below sea level.

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You live in the Deep South when...

1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store
2. "Ya'll" is singular and "all ya'll" is plural
3. After five years, you still hear, "You ain't from around here, are ya?"
4. "He needed killin" is a valid defense
5. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean...

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  • Last visit to Louisiana: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Mar 3, 2005 at 3:55 AM

    Gonna check out a few of your tips, very helpfull page! great page...thks

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    Jan 23, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    lovely place, great tips, nice pictures, well done

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    Oct 15, 2003 at 9:32 PM

    nice destination,but it seems really very humid,and I hate mosquitoes

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    Sep 22, 2003 at 7:26 AM

    good work on new orleans ,most people only mention mardi gras and french cuisine

  • patrikske's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2003 at 1:01 AM

    Very nice page, great tips and lovely pics, Jacquelynn !

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2003 at 11:26 AM

    Haha, I never heard about Mardi Grass, should I? Beautiful page, amazing pics and I like your writing - style! Keep up the great job on VT, please!

  • Jun 8, 2003 at 11:22 PM

    Excellant page...marvellous and fantastic phtographs...superb narration...pages filled with relevant and highly useful information to a tourist..extemly good work..

  • Jun 2, 2003 at 4:39 PM

    Excellent Job !!

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    Jun 2, 2003 at 12:56 PM

    Beautiful page: good info and photos

  • tak_pap's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2002 at 10:20 AM

    attractive page - well done !


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