The Press: In New Orleans

Three influences have long dominated New Orleans—the French Quarter, the colleges and the Times-Picayune.*

The French Quarter, the Vieux Carre, was originally the city itself. Its dignity, its gayety and especially its Mardi Gras carnival have made New Orleans one of the storied cities of the U.S. Hither came adventurers from Latin Europe, from Latin America. Here endured an Old World culture exotic and attractive. The old quarter still persists between Canal Street and the river—its narrow streets, its weather-beaten, balconied homes and stores. But the oldtimers, the French and Spanish, have...

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