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Barthélémy Lafon drew this map of English Turn in 1814. English Turn 1814 "Plan of the English Turn" by Barthélémy Lafon, 1769-1820. This section of Mississippi River is just south of its connection with the Intracoastal Waterway. The Turn gets its name from what Mike Scott, in his article for Da Paper, called "the single biggest con in New Orleans history." While that sounds like a bold claim, he's right: THEN: For months, they had seen only native Americans. So French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne -- better known as Bienville, the man who would go on to found New Orleans...
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