Category Archives: New Orleans

J. Robb Bank

Into the New Year! I am looking at my bank …. ouch. I bet you didn’t know there was a J. Robb bank in New Orleans. I wish I could see the bank note prior to December 13, 1858.  I … Continue reading

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>The Dead Voudou Queen

>From the New York Times Marie Laveau’s obituary.

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Chatah-Ima – Like a Chocktaw – Louisiana’s bard

1813-1887Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette, an ecclesiastic of the Roman Catholic Church, was of European and American parentage; his father, Dominique Rouquette, was French, and his mother, Louise Cousin, was a native of Louisiana. He was born in New Orleans, and received … Continue reading

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>Train Fare 1858

>Wikipedia Ponchartrain Railroad  and see also The Smoky MaryClick on image to view larger size.

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>Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records

> Newly released records from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. H/t from URL These records are in Spanish.  From the Archdiocese website read more about these records: The Spanish phonetic spelling of a surname often varied significantly from the French … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about the weather….

http://books.google.com/books?id=Q60UAAAAYAAJ&dq=Louisiana%20sunshine%20history&pg=PA75&output=embed My favorite part….. “It seldom has more than one day of freeze during the year and its winter temperature averages fifty-eight. It has more hours of sunshine than any city of the North or West, and for nine months … Continue reading

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>’Cultural traditions’ by Bruce Nolan

>Tweet NOLA – Times Pic: New Orleans Catholic continue ‘cultural tradition’ of visiting 9 churches“It was 8:30 a.m. and the pigeons were wheeling sharply over St. Mary’s Assumption Church when the school bus braked to a stop on Constance Street. … Continue reading

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