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City Park contains some of the oldest trees in New Orleans, including Suicide Oak. Suicide Oak Postcard from the V.O. Hammon Publishing Company, early 1900s. This tree got its name because sixteen men took their lives over a period of twelve years, in the 1890s into the 1900s. The name stuck. This tree is not far from the famous "Duelling Oak." Several photos of the time group the trees together as the "old duelling ground" on the Allard Plantation. Outside the city The Allard Plantation comprised a large portion of what is now New Orleans City Park. The land operated...
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