New Orleans
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 57.442 W 090° 03.724
15R E 783540 N 3317693
Quick Description: Across from Jackson Square, this marker describes the founding of New Orleans and explains the ‘Crescent City’ nickname.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2007 7:52:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM1D1T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Henki
Views: 103

Long Description:
First sighted as Indian portage to Lake Ponchartrain and Gulf in 1699 by Beinville and Iberville. Founded by Bienville in 1718; named by him in honor of the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France. Called the Crescent City because of location in bend of the Mississippi.
Marker Name: New Orleans

Marker Type: Roadside

What does marker relate to?: City/Parish/State

Year Erected or Date Dedicated: 1/1/1968

Parish: Orleans

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