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Steamboats: New Orleans’ Connection to America

Steamboats: New Orleans’ Connection to America

The first steamboat arrived in New Orleans on January 12, 1812. Built by Robert Fulton in Pittsburgh, it started down the Ohio River through the Mississippi River to New Orleans. The boat’s name was, in fact, “The New Orleans”. It wasn’t exactly speedy- its top speed was only 3 mph! After making three round trips    […]

Understanding New Orleans: Part One

Understanding New Orleans: Part One How you say dat? If New Orleans isn’t weird enough on the surface, we have the most intriguing relationship with language and how things are pronounced. It’s there in the way we talk and especially the way name places and things. For example the name of our city. For one, it’s    […]

Where you at!

Guide to New Orleans Street Names If you are visiting New Orleans- or even if you’ve moved here- one of the most confusing and frustrating problems you will run across is our street names. Here’s a guide to pronouncing many of them. See?  We told you we are weird! Audubon – AW duh bin / aw doo    […]