New Orleans History
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St Roch's Cemetary - The most famous feature here is the Chapel built by Father Thevis in thanksgiving for deliverance from one of the frequent yellow fever epidemics of the 19th century. Recipients of favors have placed various souvenirs in the chapel, such as old leg braces, or replicas of body parts, to represent favors granted. New Orleans St. Roch Cemetery.
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New Orleans circa 1890. "The Clay Monument, Canal Street." Fascinating details abound in this scene captured by William Henry Jackson: The 1-horsepower horsecar, the ancient carbon-arc lamp suspended from a complicated-looking boom, and much signage: WIG MANUFACTORY, and logo of the ETV (East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia) Railway. ~Shorpy - The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog
1959: Illinois Central's southbound City of New Orleans passenger train crossing Lake Ponchatoula, near the end of its 921-mile trip from Chicago, as a local fisherman looks on. The cypress swamp of Lake Ponchatoula was a significant barrier to land transportation between New Orleans and the north until Illinois Central predecessor New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad completed its line in 1854.