Maison Blanche Tire Store

Maison Blanche Tire Store

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Maison Blanche tire store on Airline Highway in Metairie. Maison Blanche tire store The "Greatest Store South," Maison Blanche operated a Tire Store at 1920 Airline Highway, in Metairie, from the late 1950s to the 1970s. The store was in between the store at S. Carrollton and Tulane (where Airline Highway began) and the Airline Village store, a couple of...
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Canal Line Arch Roofs 1960 #StreetcarSaturday

Canal Line Arch Roofs 1960 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 934 and 935 were Canal Line Arch roofs in the 1960s. Canal Line Arch Roofs 900-series streetcars operating as Canal Line arch roofs, 17-February-1960. I can't make out the ads on either streetcar; if you can, let me know! NOPSI 934 and 935 sit at the Cemeteries Terminal. Tennessee Williams mentions the "cemeteries" in "A Streetcar Named Desire." While...
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Jazz Funeral for Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau

Jazz Funeral for Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau

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Jazz Funeral for Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau Early Jazz Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau was born in New Orleans, in 1888. He was related to many early Jazz musicians. While Pavageau began his career as a dancer, Alcide also played guitar with a number of early Jazz musicians. He learned double bass in 1927, constructing his own 3-string instrument, at the...
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Mystic Club 1963

Mystic Club 1963

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The Mystic Club 1963 marked the forty-first tableau ball of the krewe. Mystic Club 1963 Mrs. Morell Feltus Trimble reigned as Queen of Mystic Club 1963 ball. The Times-Picayune newspaper recognized the krewe annually by printing a photo of their queen on the Sunday before Mardi Gras. This tradition ran until the late 1960s, when the "superkrewes" of Bacchus and...
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NOPSI 943 Departing Canal Station #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 943 Departing Canal Station #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 943 departing Canal Station, a month before the Canal line converted to buses. NOPSI 943 departing Canal Station The 1923-vintage arch roof cars operated on the St. Charles and Canal lines in the early 1960s. This photo shows car 943 departing Canal Station on April 24, 1964. NOPSI 943 spent the night on the outdoor track next to the...
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Andy Bourgeois leads Cor Jesu football #BOSHSunday

Andy Bourgeois leads Cor Jesu football #BOSHSunday

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Andy Bourgeois becomes the first football coach at Cor Jesu. Andy Bourgeois Mr. Andy Bourgeois was the first head football coach at Cor Jesu High School. The school announced it would compete in Catholic League athletics in the fall of 1964. So, Cor Jesu's administration named its first athletic staff in January, 1965. College Prep From its opening in 1954...
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