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  The Film and More Special Features People & Events Map Gallery Timeline Timeline: New Orleans 1682 - 1913 | 1921 - 2006   1682 April 9: French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, and a small party arrive at the mouth of the Mississippi River. La Salle claims the region and names
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Next Stop:   Meeting Planners Travel Professionals Membership Press and Media Visit New Orleans Neighborhoods New Orleans neighborhoods are where the culture and creativity of the Crescent City come to life. From the historic French Quarter to the elegant Garden District to the music-filled Marigny- there is grea
United States History Home Chronological ErasChronological Eras Early America Information Tables Maps History Quizzes Glossary Blog History of New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans was founded by the French in 1718 and named in honor of Phillip, Duke of Orleans. Its location as the southernmost major city on the Mississi
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HAUNTED NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS HISTORY: PART ONE   The first colonists to arrive in New Orleans were the French, but the explorers had come first. They included men like LaSalle, who came down the Mississippi River in 1682 and claimed the land where the river ended for France. In 1699, two French-Canadian explor
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The history of New Orleans , Louisiana , traces the citys development from its founding by the French , through its period under Spanish control, then briefly back to French rule before being acquired by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase . In the century, it was the largest port in the South , exporting most

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