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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.

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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