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  1. New Orleans The greatest city in Louisiana.

  2. New Orleans is located in southern Louisiana, near the end of the Mississippi River.

  3. New Orleans, on Lake Pontchartrain

  4. Causeway, lake Pontchartrain, La, the longest bridge in the world.

  5. Brown Pelican

  6. Mississippi River

  7. Early New Orleans • Louisiana was first discovered by Spanish explorers AlvárezPiñeda in 1519, ÁlvarNúñezCabeza 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 Rule.

  8. 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.

  9. Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States in 1803 for 15 million dollars.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. New Orleans • Unfortunately, because of the agriculture, New Orleans became the largest slave port in the US. • 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 decapitated.

  13. Pre-antebellum plantations

  14. Oak Alley Plantation

  15. The Myrtles Plantation, a haunted house

  16. The ghost, “Cloe”, who was killed by her slave master.

  17. New Orleans Architecture

  18. The French Quarter, a famous part of New Orleans

  19. The Cathedral in Jackson Square

  20. French Opera House

  21. Pat O'Briens, Bourbon Street in the French Quarter

  22. Shotgun House

  23. Creole Cottage

  24. The Cabildo, the old Spanish town hall, the site of the Louisiana Purchase

  25. Tulane University

  26. Loyola University

  27. Xavier University, an all Black college

  28. Bourbon Street, the craziest street in New Orleans

  29. Me at the Bourbon Cowboy

  30. Bourbon Street Awards

  31. French Quarter outdoor flea Market

  32. Lake Lawn cemetery

  33. New Orleans Streetcar, or Trolley

  34. Voodoo Religion

  35. Mardi Gras

  36. Mardi Gras Parades

  37. Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras

  38. Mardi Gras Indians

  39. Mardi Gras High School Marching Band

  40. Audubon Zoo

  41. Albino Tiger

  42. Albino Alligator

  43. Albino Alligator

  44. Audubon Aquarium

  45. Aquarium Tunnel

  46. Largest tank, 400.000 Liters

  47. Alligator gar

  48. Alligator gar

  49. Paddlefish

  50. Mississippi River Levees