This year marks the tricentennial of New Orleans (celebrated on May 7th) due to the city being settled in the Spring of 1718. The exact date is unknown. I share this here because from time to time I've posted on my home state of Louisiana, including the Katrina events of 2005.
Explorers passed through what is now the New Orleans area in the 16th and 17th centuries, but it was not until 1718 that Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville founded New Orleans on high ground 100 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River. This high ground was built up by the shifting banks of the Mississippi River and surrounded by swamp; that had been home to Native Americans of the Woodland and Mississippian cultures.
Watch this video and visit https://2018nola.com/ to learn more about the celebration and history of a grand old city!
My history in New Orleans dates back to the 1960's, and the arrival of ancestors as far back as the 1600's. My, how far we have come!