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What would the world be like without New Orleans?

Posted by schroeder915 on February 23, 2007

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What would America the world be like without New Orleans?

There will be another opportunity to find out when WYES channel 12 re-broadcasts “New Orleans” on The American Experience, Saturday, at 10:30 p.m.

The program Web site features this interesting map of the city which traces the development of New Orleans neighborhoods along with improved drainage made possible by the Wood screw pump:

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Related: New Orleans topography and flooding.

On an unrelated topic — I called the Secretary of State’s office in Baton Rouge to find out what New Orleans would be like without District Attorney Eddie Jordan. We’ll have an opportunity to find out in 2008 when we get to vote him out of office (if we don’t recall the SOB first). The D.A. serves a six-year term. Jordan was elected in 2002, and assumed office in 2003. The primary election is October 4th, 2008.

One Response to “What would the world be like without New Orleans?”

  1. Laureen said

    Thanks for this update. I am passing it along to others who have been wondering aloud about Eddie’s tenure. I don’t think we can afford to wait until late 2008, pirates may lay claim to the entire city by then . . .

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