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A Tour of New Orleans

by Liz Olson
Photographs by Carol M. Highsmith

Influenced by French colonization, jazz culture, and Cajun cuisine, New Orleans is a unique U.S. city bursting with rhythm and tradition. Although it's best known for music, nightlife, and its Mardi Gras festival, New Orleans also boasts an abundance of history and culture in its historic neighborhoods. Follow this slideshow to learn more about some landmarks that distinguish New Orleans from other American cities.

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City Park


Founded in 1853, City Park in New Orleans is one of the oldest public parks in the country and ranks sixth in size. City Park offers carousels, storyland, New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, bandstands, golf courses, athletic facilities, and fountains.

Fun Fact: City Park features the largest collection of mature oak trees in the country, some are over 600 years old.

Carol M. Highsmith, a distinguished and widely published American photographer, began donating her work to the Library of Congress in 1992. The Carol M. Highsmith archive at the Library of Congress includes photos from each of the United States and is expected to eventually contain 100,000 photos. Professionally printed and framed prints of these photos are available at PhotographsAmerica.com.

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