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    Vieux Carre The streets forming the Vieux Carre or the old square are the original streets of the city William C Davis explains that the names are redolent of the French and Spanish History Historians acknowledge that this area prospered during the time of the Lafittes Furthermore the structure of the cottage is very emblematic of the French Colonial architectural style of the time period The cottage is constructed with timbers of cypress soft brick and plaster According to the historian Liliane Crete the fact that the wood is cypress illustrates that the lowland of Louisiana was entirely covered with cypresses While 941 Bourbon Street is important because of its preservation of a historic style and time period it is the brothers associated with it that solidify its historical importance and legendary quality Many stories exist that tell of the Lafitte s blacksmith shop located on Bourbon Street and Saint Philip Street and the affairs adventures and trials of the brothers The Lafitte brothers are very important to the history of New Orleans particularly the slave trade Many people in Louisiana wanted slaves but several situations limited the supply such as the embargo on importation of Africans into the United States The Lafittes exploited the situation in order to become wealthy by providing slaves through illicit dealings when no one else could They also became involved in many scandals and political situations Although legends myths and other sources believe that the Lafittes lived or worked in the building others argue the association The author Barbara SoRelle Bacot believes 941 Bourbon Street is romantically known as Lafitte s Blacksmith Shop but it has nothing to do with Lafitte or any blacksmith She attributes the association to the nineteenth century writer George Washington Cable Although it is difficult to find concrete evidence

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    prepared eagerly for his wedding day His brother James concerned for Benjamin s future wrote to him to give some pre marital advice In the early nineteenth century south young marriage was encouraged James though a bachelor spoke highly of marrying young as a friend once told him temper and habits of the young are not come so still and uncomplying as when more Tecumseh s Indian Unification Crusade Date s November 1 1811 to January 31 1812 Location WISCONSIN Wisconsin Tag s Tecumseh Native Americans Indian Removal Act of 1830 Through the autumn and winter of 1811 and into 1812 Shawnee leader Tecumseh had been on a whirlwind tour to speak to several Indian tribes From the Eastern Seaboard to the Old Northwest to the Southeast to Canada Tecumseh sought to convince all Indian tribes to unify against the growing white intrusion into Indian lands With a fervor born of desperation and necessity Tecumseh addressed the Exiled From Florida Date s 1812 to January 25 1845 Location Florida Florida Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Migration Transportation Native Americans Race Relations Slavery War Florida was originally settled by Spaniards in 1558 With the arrival of the British colonies the Carolinas attempted to enslave the Indians in and around the Florida and Georgia territories A boundary was formed between Carolina and Florida but slaves Indian and African alike crossed the boarder into Florida and further into Indian Territory The numbers of exiled slaves became so great Reasons for the War of 1812 Date s 1812 to 1815 Location CUMBERLAND Maine Tag s War of 1812 Great Britain Diplomacy International I am ready to allow Mr President that both Great Britain and France have given us abundant cause for war These were the words of General German in the United State

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    upon a time two pirate brothers lived in the cottage at 941 Bourbon Street in New Orleans Louisiana Although it may seem outlandish the strength of this local legend about the Lafitte brothers Pierre and Jean persists to this day The National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings as well as The National Historic Landmarks Program describe the structure on Bourbon Street as being built Battle of New Orleans Date s January 8 1815 Location Tag s War The War of 1812 ended on December 24 1814 with the Treaty of Ghent However one more battle against the British was fought in New Orleans on January 8 1815 before news of the treaty had reached New Orleans After receiving word that the British were going to attack the Americans quickly gathered around Andrew Jackson He recruited support from patriots in Tennessee and Kentucky while also Report On Levee Breach in New Orleans Date s May 7 1816 Location Tag s Economy Migration Transportation Urban Life Boosterism On a Monday morning at 3 a m a breach in the levee allowed rushing waters to flood New Orleans Within two days the breach had expanded to be at least an acre in

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    third floor The story behind this building is marked by the rise and fall of Henry G Hester the secretary of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange from 1871 1933 He revolutionized and standardized the cotton trade in New Orleans and built it to rival the cotton exchanges of New York and Liverpool Henry G Hester was a pioneer as the secretary of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange It was through his policies that he standardized and legitimized the cotton market in New Orleans The exchange was established to maintain quarters for the Exchange adjust disputes between members establishing regulations uniform usages and it was through Hester that these goals were realized One of the more remarkable things that Hester did was collect cotton statics in hopes of standardizing the industry In addition he divided Louisiana into districts and sub districts in which men on behalf of the exchange surveyed the crop and asked questions pertaining to the quantity grown weather conditions and the progress of the cotton By 1880 cotton farmers sought out the book published by Hester in hopes of gaining insight on the conditions and quality of cotton Simultaneously with the development of the cotton statistics Hester also began to diversify the resources of the Cotton Exchange In 1872 after a myriad of discussions the New Orleans Cotton Exchange committed to pay the Gold and Stock Telegraph Company 10 000 annually to install and dispatch ten telegraphs to the New York Cotton Exchange As a result of this agreement it established the New Orleans Cotton Exchange as the premier cotton exchange in the south because it had facilities that no other southern market could match As a result of Hester s policies that advanced the Cotton Exchange the company was able to tear down the smaller and more

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    the groups and clubs formed and carried out by women at Augustana prior to and through the 1920s In fact the Berean Bible Class the Edward Everett Debating Club the Oriole Chorus and the Augustana Women s Club owe d their existence entirely to women During the 1920s often known as Top Dog at the White House Date s March 5 1921 Location Dist Columbia District of Columbia Tag s Politics Arts Leisure Though there were many presidential pets before him Laddie Boy was the first celebrity White House pet Few people realize that Laddie Boy President Warren G Harding s Airedale terrier was the first to receive regular coverage from newspaper reporters Presidential pets had to receive the same scrutiny as their distinguished masters Whether providing companionship or humanizing the President s How Not to be an Amateur Archaeologist Early 20th Century Detroit Edition Date s March 19 1921 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Native American Burial Mound Ancient artifacts have always been things of curiosity and wonder for those who discover them including Ex Lieutenant Lamb of the United States army In the period preceding 1921 Franklin Lamb uncovered a burial mound that was near Fort Wayne that he thought to be peculiar looking He had been the quartermaster of the fort when he noticed the mound and his curiosity could not be sated until A Dinner for Harry Chandler Date s March 23 1921 Location Los Angeles California Tag s publisher Los Angeles Times Harry Chandler On the Friday evening of the 23 rd of March 1921 Harry Chandler enjoyed a dinner in his honor The event occurred in Los Angeles and included guest speakers H W O Melveny founder of what is now L A s oldest law firm and William Mulholland head of the Department

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    typical 1921 classically inspired design The architects Favrot and Livaudais who built several of the buildings in the area designed the eight story steel framed structure They believed that they created a new style of building because Jazz Boom Date s January 1 1929 Location Tag s Satchmo Louis Armstrong music Swing Jazz The Great Depression WPA Billie Holiday Jazz The American country was in turmoil People were starving for

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    Public housing Black Bottom In the first half of the twentieth century with an influx in population and with large numbers of African Americans and other minorities making their way to the city affordable housing became a salient issue in many American metropolises The Brewster Housing Group was a housing project on the east side of Detroit The Brewster Housing projects constructed between 1935 1955 which would eventually The Thirteen Sisters of Julia Street Date s 1833 Location ORLEANS Louisiana Tag s Town Home gentrification Urban Life Boosterism Architecture Arts Leisure The thirteen sisters of Julia Street started a new trend These sisters were a row of thirteen side hall style town houses that spanned the 600 block of Julia Street in New Orleans Upon their construction by the New Orleans Building Company in 1833 they were among first rows constructed in the side hall or London plan manner most commonly seen in Philadelphia and Baltimore The exteriors combined Influence of Greek Revival Architecture Date s 1834 Location ORLEANS Louisiana Tag s Architecture Greek Revival The Greek Revival sprung into the American architectural landscape just as quickly as it disappeared lasting only from the 1820s to 1850s A typical result

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    for the wealthy to assemble mingle and display their prestigious life and became a mark of social class in New Orleans Being one of the earliest opera houses in North America the building enhanced the French Quarter with its architecture design and French culture and customs The Opera House served not only as a place for theatrical performances but also as a venue for the elite to gather socially politically and historically Countless galas political rallies debutante balls receptions and concerts were held in the massive as well The Fire occurred just one year after the opera house was reopened after being closed for a period during WWI The building was said to be in one of its prime states and was thought to have a bright future in the New Orleans culture Lafargue and many other prominent members of society advocated strongly for reconstruction of the original Greek Revival style building that so defined the Creole faÇade as well as the culture of the French Quarter Efforts were delayed by a multitude of political actions and feelings such as loss and hopelessness which ultimately resulted in a relegation of the opera culture in the city The French Opera House disaster became a component in a weakened period in the Louisiana opera society and put a damper on the social seasons and traditions Today the Inn on Bourbon sits on the site of the original French Opera House at the corner of Bourbon and Toulouse Streets Although the original building was destroyed by fire and a new building was built one feature of the Old French Opera House remains that is a reminder of the social elite s presence There is an indentation on Bourbon Street that leads to the entrance of the hotel This indentation served as the parking

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