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Women in History — Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans

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Suzanne Stone, creator of the French Quarter Fascinatin’ Women Tour, continues her Wednesday profiles of important women in history with this overview of the life of Joan of Arc. This week, New Orleans kicks off Carnival Season with the annual Joan of Arc Parade in the French Quarter. The woman who became Saint Joan d’Arc was born…

The tomb of Robert E. Lee Oswald, father of Lee Harvey Oswald

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One of the most unique and fascinating of the New Orleans walking tours is the JFK/Oswald Conspiracy Theory Tour, in which we examine the intriguing connection of Lee Harvey Oswald to his home city of New Orleans. Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin in the 1963 slaying of President John F. Kennedy, was only 24…

The Great New Orleans Fire of December 08, 1794

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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…

Women in History- Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy

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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…

Andrew Jackson arrives in New Orleans December 01, 1814

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jacksonsilhouette 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…

The Secret Garden Tombs in Lafayette Cemetery #1

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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…

New Orleans Ghost Tours

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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…

Little Ecosystems

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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…