New Orleans History
Most people know Aaron Burr as Alexander Hamilton’s murderer, but did you know history books say he conspired to steal New Orleans from Spain?
The Doullut family built the twin homes in the early 1900s by hand. The Steamboat Houses are located in the 9th Ward Holy Cross neighborhood.
While you will not find any Popeyes recipes in the book, but there are a great many of them from Copeland’s New Orleans and the Copeland Family.
From the French Quarter to Lakeview, read more about the stories hidden within the walls of some of the cities best restaurants.
Why does a black cat mean trouble? Will your mama’s back really break if you step on a crack?
In 1890, New Orleans Chief of Police David Hennessy Jr. was assassinated while walking home on Basin Street. The son of a police officer, his story is marred by politics, crime and the mob.
In the bright light of Mardi Gras mornings, the dancing and colorful beads and feathers from Montana’s suits are so vivid and saturated they leave an afterimage on the retinas. Accompanied by the shaking and thumping tambourine, and the singing and yelling of the traditional chants, the boisterous scene leaves a memory etched on the mind long after.
Nearly 200 years later, New Orleans’ neutral grounds are no longer the battleground the original Canal Street was. Now they play host to the battle for Mardi Gras throws instead.
French settlers made plans to turn the piece of land on the banks of the Mississippi River into a sprawling community, but they didn’t have the manpower or skills to do it themselves. So they turned to African slaves.
While the days of gas streetlights are mostly a thing of the past, the mark James H. Caldwell made on New Orleans by creating her first gas light company has never faded.