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New Orleans
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"I never could find out exactly where New Orleans is... It is below the [Mississippi] and tangled up among the [bayous and lakes], or it might some day float out to the Gulf and disappear."

-Charles Dudely Warner, 1887

Map of New Orleans with the area of the city shaded for different years
Shaded regions indicate developed areas.

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New Orleans American Experience

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