LA-002 New Orleans

Marker text: NEW ORLEANS

First sighted as Indian portage to Lake Pontchartrain and Gulf in 1699 by Bienville and Iberville. Founded by Bienville in 1718; named by him in honor of the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France. Called the Crescent City because of location in bend of the Mississippi.

Erected by the Department of Commerce and Industry, 1968.

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