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					      New Orleans
The greatest city in Louisiana.
New Orleans is located in southern Louisiana, near the
            end of the Mississippi River.
New Orleans, on Lake Pontchartrain
Causeway, lake Pontchartrain, La, the
    longest bridge in the world.
Brown Pelican
Mississippi River
           Early New Orleans
• Louisiana was first discovered by Spanish
  explorers Alvárez Piñeda in 1519, Álvar Núñez
  Cabeza de Vaca in 1528, and once again by
  Hernando de Soto in 1541.
• New Orleans was founded by the French in
  1718 as Nouvelle-Orléans and Louisiana
  became a French Colony.
• In 1763, Louisiana was returned to Spanish
           History continued.
• Under Spanish rule, New Orleans suffered two
  disastrous fires.
• The first, the great New Orleans fire of 1788,
  destroyed 856 buildings on good Friday,
  March 21.
• The second destroyed 212 buildings in 1794.
Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United
 States in 1803 for 15 million dollars.
               New Orleans

• New Orleans became a
  state in 1812.
• The battle of New
  Orleans, fought by
  Andrew Jackson and
  pirate Jean Lafitte,
  defeated the British
  forces on the
  Mississippi River.
            Early New Orleans
• New Orleans was an
  agricultural state,
  farming mainly cotton
  and sugarcane.
• The Mississippi river
  made New Orleans the
  largest port in the
  United States.
                   New Orleans
• Unfortunately, because of
  the agriculture, New
  Orleans became the
  largest slave port in the
• The largest slave rebellion
  in US history took place in
  New Orleans. 125 slaves
  revolted. 2 white slave
  owners where killed, 95
  slaves where hung or
Pre-antebellum plantations
Oak Alley Plantation
The Myrtles Plantation, a haunted
The ghost, “Cloe”, who was killed
      by her slave master.
New Orleans Architecture
The French Quarter, a famous part of
           New Orleans
The Cathedral in Jackson Square
French Opera House
Pat O'Briens, Bourbon Street in the
          French Quarter
Shotgun House
Creole Cottage
The Cabildo, the old Spanish town
  hall, the site of the Louisiana
Tulane University
Loyola University
Xavier University, an all Black
Bourbon Street, the craziest street
        in New Orleans
Me at the Bourbon Cowboy
Bourbon Street Awards
French Quarter outdoor flea
Lake Lawn cemetery
New Orleans Streetcar, or Trolley
Voodoo Religion
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Parades
Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Indians
Mardi Gras High School Marching
Audubon Zoo
Albino Tiger
Albino Alligator
Albino Alligator
Audubon Aquarium
Aquarium Tunnel
Largest tank, 400.000 Liters
Alligator gar
Alligator gar
Mississippi River Levees
Why Hurricane Katrina destroyed New
New Orleans during Katrina
New Orleans Oil Production
Oil Platforms in Louisiana