Rebel Route to Tennessee #TrainThursday

Rebel Route to Tennessee #TrainThursday

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Gulf, Mobile, and Northern's Rebel Route connected New Orleans to Jackson, Tennessee. Rebel Route The "Rebel," operated by Gulf, Mobile, and Northern Railroad, at Terminal Station in Faubourg Treme, late 1930s, early 1940s. It's unclear whether this train is departing on a northbound run, or backing into the station, arriving on the southbound run. Trains approaching Terminal Station used a...
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Municipal Auditorium 1932

Municipal Auditorium 1932

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The Walmsley administration held a banquet at the Municipal Auditorium in 1932. Morris FX Jeff Municipal Auditorium Franck Studios photo of the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium in 1932. The city opened the facility on May 30, 1930. Since it opened, the Municipal Auditorium hosted a wide range of events, including Carnival balls, boxing matches, high school graduations, professional wrestling, as...
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Masonic Funeral Procession

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Photo of a Masonic funeral procession from the late 1940s/early 1950s. Masonic Funeral Procession Officers of Axiom Lodge #216, Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliation (PHA), lead a funeral procession. Undated photo Axiom Lodge dates to 1951, so photo is likely 1950s. Perhaps someone with more automobile knowledge can pinpoint the truck on the left side. Axiom Lodge is...
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Canal Street Postcard

Canal Street Postcard

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This Canal Street Postcard was printed in 1903. Canal Street postcard Detroit Publishing Company postcard of Canal Street, New Orleans, from 1903. The photographer stands on the roof of the Custom House, looking towards the lake. The foreground shows the 500 block. The round coupla, foreground right, sits atop the Godchaux Building, at Canal and Chartres Streets. Further up the...
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Henry Clay Monument Map

Henry Clay Monument Map

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The Henry Clay Monument stood on Canal Street from 1860 to 1901. NOTE: If you see something else interesting on these maps, speak up! Le'ts talk about it. Henry Clay Monument A private group raised money to build a monument to American statesmen Henry Clay in 1860. The city approved their plan to erect the monument on Canal Street. They...
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Wrecked Streetcar – NOPSI 888 #StreetcarSaturday

Wrecked Streetcar – NOPSI 888 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 888, a wrecked streetcar, outside Carrollton Station. Wrecked streetcar The running joke is, when there's a streetcar-versus-automobile confrontation, the streetcar wins. While this is true, it doesn't mean the streetcar comes out unscathed. Such was the case on 13-May-1947. NOPSI 888 became a wrecked streetcar, after striking a vehicle while operating on the Desire line. NOPSI 888 received a...
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