138. Join us for part 2 of our interview with Laura Janelle McNight. Laura is a “freelance booze writer for NOLA.COM. Founder of the Gumbo Party. We are pro-roux, anti-lettuce, pro-choice: Seafood or Chicken & Sausage, cher?” That makes her an expert on having a good time in New Orleans. You can find her articles in the New Orleans Times Picayune and their online site, NOLA.COM. She also has allowed the Louisiana Anthology to cross-post one of her articles, “Grieving For The Pies I’ve Never Eaten,” about the Hubig’s Pies factory fire.
- This week's poem from Erin Lierl, the Sidewalk Poet.
- This week in Louisiana history. January 9, 1967. NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints."
- This week in New Orleans history. January 9, 1840.
Andrew Jackson arrived on board the steamer “Vicksburg” on
January 8, 1840 at ten o’clock in the morning, landing at the
Carrollton wharf, where an immense throng had assembled to
welcome “the most distinguished citizen of the country.”
The specific reason for his presence was that a cornerstone
was to be laid, commemorating his victories in the Battle of
New Orleans, a quarter of a century before. General Jackson
laid the cornerstone in the Place d’Armes, on January 9, 1840.
It was not until some years later that the monument decided
upon was the one of Jackson, designed by Clark Mills, which
stands in the center of the ancient parade grounds for the
troops. This statue has been called the “center piece of one
of the finest architectural sittings in the world.”
- This week in Louisiana.
Krewe of Sobek Mardi Gras Parade
January 16th, 2016
Shreveport, LA 71101
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