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Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond

Louisiana and New Orleans in particular have always had a love/hate relationship with water, benefitting from strategic shipping positions and access to coastal fisheries, but also suffering from floods and hurricanes. Historically, Louisianians primarily worried...

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Creole versus Cajun

People often get confused between Cajuns and Creoles, or even use the terms interchangeably without knowing what the difference is! While both peoples have a strong influence of French ancestry, they are distinguished primarily by their migration history. Cajun refers...

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Visit 2 Historic French Quarter Gems

Looking for something to do this Saturday?  Get a ticket for Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!  With it you will have access to free tours of both the Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House. The Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House...

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Louisiana’s Disappearing Act

According to the U.S.G.S., the state of Louisiana lost just under 1,900 square miles of land between 1932 and 2000. This is the rough equivalent of the entire state of Delaware dropping into the Gulf of Mexico, and the disappearing act has no closing date. If nothing...

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