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New Orleans


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political
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Located at mouth of Mississippi-Missouri river body; largest city in Louisiana; founded by French; ceded to Spain in 1763; won final victory over British in War of 1812; seceded from Union at onset of Civil War; Union navy obtained site in 1862; site of famous Mardi Gras festival; birthplace of jazz; noted for mixed culture of French, Spanish, African, Arcadian (Canadian), Native American, English, Irish, German, & Caribbean descent.
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