Stories Behind New Orleans Street Names

Stories Behind New Orleans Street Names

Book - 1992
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The street names range from the rare -- Tchoupitoulas, Colapissa and Bunny Friend -- to the historical -- Desire, Barracks, and Bourbon. Here's one: Bourbon Street may be the street where booze flows freely, but it really derives its name from the House of Bourbon, whose ruler sat on the French throne when New Orleans was founded in 1718.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Bonus Books, c1992.
ISBN: 9780929387413
0929387414
Branch Call Number: La 976.335 Gil
Characteristics: xxxii, 280 p. : 26 cm.

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