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Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way

Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way

by Peggy Laborde, John Magill
     
 

Stretching from the riverfront to the cemeteries, Canal Street has served as a place for meeting, shopping, protesting, and parading since its creation in 1807. From white-gloved shopping trips at D.H. Holmes to department store boycotts by the NAACP, from Mardi Gras parades to Christmas displays, steamships to streetcars, Canal Street has been a gathering place

Overview

Stretching from the riverfront to the cemeteries, Canal Street has served as a place for meeting, shopping, protesting, and parading since its creation in 1807. From white-gloved shopping trips at D.H. Holmes to department store boycotts by the NAACP, from Mardi Gras parades to Christmas displays, steamships to streetcars, Canal Street has been a gathering place full of diverse sights and sounds for 200 years. Written by local historian and Historic New Orleans Collection curator John Magill and WYES-TV host Peggy Scott Laborde, Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way chronicles the evolution of this grand street and all its events, memories, failures, and successes.

Editorial Reviews

New Orleans' Canal Street has been thriving and changing ever since it was first carved out of the French Quarter in 1807. Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way takes you down memory lane on this historic thoroughfare. This profusely illustrated book was authored by two city celebrities: Local historian John Magill is the curator of the Historic New Orleans Collection, and Peggy Scott Laborde is a popular WYES-TV host.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589803374
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,139,824
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Scott Laborde is the producer and host of Steppin' Out, which airs on WYES-TV in New Orleans. Her professional accomplishments have earned her awards from the Press Club of New Orleans and American Women in Radio and Television. She has garnered praise for her extensive efforts in conserving the arts and history of New Orleans. Laborde is also the coauthor of Pelican's Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way and Christmas in New Orleans.

John Magill is an esteemed Curator/Historian for the prestigious Historic New Orleans Collection. He has contributed numerous articles to New Orleans Magazine, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine. Magill is also the co-author of Pelican's Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way, and Christmas in New Orleans.

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