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 of the year its skies are as bright as those of Italy.”
Standard history of New Orleans, Louisiana:
giving a description of the natural advantages, natural history, settlement, Indians, Creoles, municipal and military history, mercantile and commercial interests, banking, transportation, struggles against high water, the press, educational … (Google eBook)
Lewis Pub. Co., 1900 – Nature – 743 pages