Despite turning 297, New Orleans turns the big 297 on May 7th, and while it’s not a monumental year, it’s still worth celebrating…’cause you’re only 297 once!
Our fair city was founded May 7, 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha Tribe. It was named for Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of France at the time.
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