- This week in Louisiana history. June 1, 1862. Gen. Benjamin Butler declares the port of New Orleans reopened for commerce to all friendly nations.
- This week in New Orleans history. June 1, 1861. Beginning of
the Esplanade Streetcar Route. A trip to City Park during the
early 1860s required a ride from the city by horse and
carriage on unimproved roads. Transit companies saw an
opportunity to capitalize on the growing popularity of City
Park by adding new lines. These afforded easy access and
consequently interest in the park rose which led to the call
for park improvements. From 1901 until 1934 the Canal and
Esplanade lines operated in a loop as the Canal-Esplanade
Belt, until the Esplanade line was replaced by buses. It's
last run was on December 27, 1934.
- This week in Louisiana.
June 13-15, 2019
33rd Annual Louisiana Corn Festival
208 Pershing Ave.
Hours: Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri 5pm-12am, Sat 9am-12am
The Louisiana Corn Festival is held every year the second full weekend in June. The festival and slogan “Aw Shucks” originated in 1986 and still is the only corn festival in the state of Louisiana.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the band play at the Blue Nile Club in New Orleans.
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