300 Years of New Orleans

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well in this case, seven pictures will be worth nearly three centuries of history. Let us end this blog with a quick rundown of New Orleans’ expansion.

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New Orleans in 1728, ten years after its foundation (basically the black rectangle in the first map)
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New Orleans in 1770
New Orleans in 1841, following the Louisina purchase and the massive immigration of African-Americans
New Orleans in 1841, following the Louisina purchase and the massive immigration of African-Americans 
New Orleans in 1917
New Orleans in 1917, starting to take the shape we are now familiar with
New Orleans in 1970
New Orleans in 1970, spreading in all directions
Can't unfortunately skip post-Katrina New Orleans (2005)
Can’t unfortunately skip post-Katrina New Orleans
And lastly, current New Orleans divided by quarters
And lastly, current New Orleans divided by quarters

Annnd that’s all, folks ! Hope you enjoyed this little trip. See you around !

By Cyril GARNIER

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