Sieur de Bienville from France founded New Orleans in 1718.
New Orleans is one of the few cities in America to have lived under three different flags: the French, the Spanish, and then the French again before being sold to the United States.
Bourbon street was named after the french royal family, the House of Bourbon and not Bourbon Whiskey
Mardi Gras started out in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. It has been celebrated in New Orleans since the 1730s.
New Orleans was the only place in the world where slaves were allowed to own drums, which lead to the creation of jazz music.
'Dixieland' comes from the name 'Dix', the erstwhile currency of Louisiana.
French Colonial style building in New Orleans
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