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The Great New Orleans Fire of December 08, 1794

On any French Quarter walking tour in New Orleans, you will hear the story of the Great Fire of 1788.  But the “other fire” of 1794 gets little attention. In 1794, the city of New Orleans was struck with a devastating fire as it was rebuilding from the first fire.  December 08, 1794 was the…

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December 8, 2016

Women in History- Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy

Suzanne Stone is a Lucky Bean walking tour guide and creator of the original French Quarter Fascinatin’ Women Tour, a New Orleans walking tour that focuses on the remarkable women who built, shaped, saved, and preserved New Orleans’ French Quarter during its 300-year existence.  Suzanne is starting a Wednesday discussion of some remarkable women in history.  For…

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December 7, 2016

Andrew Jackson arrives in New Orleans December 01, 1814

On December 01, 1814, Andrew Jackson arrived in New Orleans in preparation for the eminent attack on the city by the British during the War of 1812. 202 years later, a visitor to this city cannot take any New Orleans walking tour without hearing the tales surrounding that fascinating time.  On our French Quarter tour,…

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December 1, 2016

The Secret Garden Tombs in Lafayette Cemetery #1

In the Uptown Riverside corner of Lafayette Cemetery #1 in the Garden District of New Orleans, there is a sort of “VIP Section” of four almost-identical tombs that Save Our Cemeteries calls “The Secret Garden.” According to SOC, the tombs were built for childhood friends who formed a secret club called “The Quarto” and wished to…

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November 18, 2016

New Orleans Ghost Tours

Happy Halloween! All over America, this is the time of year everyone starts thinking about ghosts and vampires, voodoo and witches, serial killers and scary creatures. Except in New Orleans. Here, we think about that stuff all year, whether we want to or not! The dead are among us in many ways. Countless visitors go…

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October 14, 2016

Little Ecosystems

Honestly, this is just a practice post.  I’m building this website (a completely new experience for me), so I want to be sure I can post.  But, why not have some actual content?  I was looking through my phone pictures for ideas for this practice post, and realized that I am always taking pictures of…

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September 2, 2016