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New Orleans During the Civil War

New Orleans During the Civil War New Orleans During the Civil War I try to keep away from most Civil War subjects here on the blog. They usually end up in flame wars in comments. That doesn't mean there aren't interesting New Orleans-related topics from...

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St. Aloysius, 1925 #BOSH

St. Aloysius 1925 St. Aloysius - New School for 1925 St. Aloysius College moved into their new home on Esplanade and North Rampart in 1925. The original building was a lovely mansion that was owned by the Ursuline Sisters. In 1892, the Ursulines decided to...

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Prytania Market

Prytania Market Prytania Market Before home and commercial refrigeration was widespread, folks made groceries at the neighborhood's public market. So, these markets were all over the city of New Orleans. The Prytania Market was located on Prytania Street....

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USS Hartford, sloop of war

USS Hartford USS Hartford, Sloop of War Lytle photo of the sloop of war, USS Hartford, 1863. The Boston Navy Yard built the sloop. After a shakedown cruise, USS Hartford sailed to Asia, where it carried the US Minister to China, John Elliott Ward on various diplomatic...

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D. H. Holmes in 1864 – #CanalStreet

D. H. Holmes D. H. Holmes in 1864 I spoke to the tour guides that volunteer with the Friends of the Cabildo on Monday. They're a lovely group of folks. I like to say that talking with them is like teaching an AP History class. You have to come prepared and offer...

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Hermes Parades! It’s Carnival Time!

Hermes! Hermes parade and ball over the years Krewe of Hermes, 1938 (Teunisson photo) Even in times of adversity, New Orleans uses Carnival to give the city an emotional boost. Carnival time got the city through the Great Depression. In typical New Orleans fashion, a...

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