New Orleans (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

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[New Orleans (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)]

[9781-4351-0432-7]

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New Orleans (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

Victor Dorff

[spine]  Dorff  New Orleans (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)    [Fall River Press logo]

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·         New Orleans is the birthplace of the American ...

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[New Orleans (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)]

[9781-4351-0432-7]

[front cover]

New Orleans (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

Victor Dorff

[spine]  Dorff  New Orleans (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)    [Fall River Press logo]

[front flap]

DID YOU KNOW?

·         New Orleans is the birthplace of the American casino, the cocktail, and dental floss.

·         New Orleans boasts a pine tree that has been to the moon.

·         Since 1759, an average of two hurricanes has hit the Louisiana coast every three years, flooding New Orleans 38 times.

·         The last battle of the War of 1812 was for New Orleans, a strategic target of the British that would have given them control of the Mississippi River, a crucial supply route.

·         The US Mint in New Orleans is recognized as the only place where coins were struck for both the US and the Confederate States of America.

·         More duels were fought in New Orleans than in any other American city.

In this addition to the popular Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places series, Victor Dorff delves into the stories behind some of our favorite places. These fun and informative trivia books go beyond the obvious to reveal the tidbits that we have yet to discover: Covering every aspect—from food, film, and fashion to people, history, and art—these collections of offbeat facts and figures are guaranteed to delight a first-time visitor and surprise even the most jaded local. Packed with a wealth of revelations, Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places is a must-have for know-it-alls, information addicts, curious readers, armchair travelers, and pop culture junkies of all ages.

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OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Victor Dorff is a New Yorker living in Southern California and writing about the travel destinations that make the world such an interesting place to visit. His work has been seen on television, on the web, and on bookshelves around the country. He can be seen in airports, hotels, museums, restaurants, or anywhere there is a good story being told.

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New Orleans (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

·         In New Orleans, there is a general law against wearing a mask to hide one’s identity. That law is suspended on Mardi Gras, enabling people in the street to wear masks for that one day only.

·         Hurricane Katrina, the storm that devastated New Orleans in 2005, was the sixth-largest hurricane ever recorded, and the third-largest to hit the US.

·         In 1821, Nicholas Girod, who had been mayor of New Orleans from 1812 to 1815, publicly offered to provide shelter for ex-Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte

·         Friday lunch at Galatoire’s begins (routinely enough) on Friday around lunchtime, but it doesn’t end until late Friday night.

·         To ensure that patrons of the Preservation Hall are treated to “one of the last pure music experiences left on the earth,” New Orleans jazz is mostly all that’s offered.

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Meet the Author

Victor Dorff is a New Yorker living in Southern California and writing about the travel destinations that make the world such an interesting place to visit. His work has been seen on television, on the web, and on bookshelves around the country. He can be seen in airports, hotels, museums, restaurants, or anywhere there is a good story being told.

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