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yurintroubl
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Do you go there? Anyone here ever been?


No. I just posted it because it's a little-known curiosity of S. Louisiana.

Also great to know that book can be found less expensively than it used to be. Thank you internet.






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Napoleon
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I have that book, also the Jefferson Parish book from the 70's and a book on Baton Rouge history. Old books are my favorite thing to get. My Mom just sent me a book on the presidents it's nearly 800 pages but stops with Grant as it was written during his presidency.







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PierPunk
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Jean Laffite's fort on Grand Terre which is the island next to Grand Isle. Very cool place to explore if you can get to it

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Fontainebleau Dr.
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Awesome thread.

I'll add.....

The boxing monument of "Gypsy" Jem Mace and Tom Allen commemorating America's first ever heavyweight prize fight in 1870, near the base of the Mississippi River levee in Kenner (then Kennertown).



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yurintroubl
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The 3 remaining original buildings from New Orleans' Storyville (in varying degrees of use/disrepair):

-- The bottom floor of Lulu White’s saloon–which was separate from her famous Mahogany Hall. It is at 237 Basin Street.

--Frank Early’s “My Place” saloon at 1214 Bienville Street ( street view)

--Joe Victor’s Saloon at the corner of St. Louis and Villere streets ( street view)



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street views fixed



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Napoleon
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Gypsy" Jem Mace


A distant relative of my Mother. My grandfather took us there before I even moved to Kenner and was still living in Texas to take pictures.

He has the Mace family lines all mapped out, was pretty cool.






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The 3 remaining original buildings from New Orleans' Storyville (in varying degrees of use/disrepair):

-- The bottom floor of Lulu White’s saloon–which was separate from her famous Mahogany Hall. It is at 237 Basin Street.

--Frank Early’s “My Place” saloon at 1214 Bienville Street ( street view)

--Joe Victor’s Saloon at the corner of St. Louis and Villere streets ( street view)



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street views fixed



wow. Good work dude



Sadly I am not suicidal enough at this point in my life to check out these joints



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yurintroubl
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Thanks!

There are a couple partial structures left also. One of the back walls of the DH Holmes lofts was part of a row of multi-story brothels at one point.






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clhstrojans
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but it's basically the only real beach in Louisiana.


Grand Isle, Fourchon, Elmer's Island?






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TigerStripes06
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Hodges gardens near toledo bend. That place was bad arse as a kid. Haven't been in forever but heard It's gone down since the family that owned it died off .


You heard wrong. They built a bunch of cabins and the lake is a protected wildlife preserve so you can't swim. We go fishing there all the time....no stumps, downed trees, nothing. Water is crystal clear and the fish are huge. Buddy pulled two 8 pounders (large mouth) out about 3 weeks ago and we didn't catch anything under 3 pounds. The whole place is great. You also can't bring your own boat, they will rent you a boat, canoe or kayak there....trolling motors only.



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knuckleballer
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Hodges Gardens

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You heard wrong. They built a bunch of cabins and the lake is a protected wildlife preserve so you can't swim. We go fishing there all the time....no stumps, downed trees, nothing. Water is crystal clear and the fish are huge. Buddy pulled two 8 pounders (large mouth) out about 3 weeks ago and we didn't catch anything under 3 pounds. The whole place is great. You also can't bring your own boat, they will rent you a boat, canoe or kayak there....trolling motors only.


Really glad to hear that. Gonna plan a trip that way and take my family.






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