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Yellow fever was a scourge with unknown cause for hundreds of years. Symptoms and how it decimated one uptown New Orleans family buried in Lafayette Cemetery.

There are several poignant tombs in Lafayette Cemetery No. but none more than the Ferguson grave, showing all too clearly the speed at which plague could tear a family apart.

One of New Orleans' most beloved Mardi Gras parades is the all female Muses! Lots of pics and video

Rolling on the Thursday before Mardi Gras, the Krewe of Muses is one of the locals' favorite parades- with good reason!

Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop- come in for a drink and chat with a ghost?

Pirate Jean Lafitte is the Gulf Coast's George Washington: he's been everywhere and has plaques to prove it! But does his ghost haunt his old smuggling compound in New Orleans?

Videos and photos of history of New Orleans' iconic streetcars

Sights and Sounds of a New Orleans Streetcar

Lots of pictures and info on Harry Connick Jr's Krewe of Orpheus

Mardi Gras Krewe of Orpheus

Photos and info about New Orleans' St. Louis Cathedral.

The center of life in old New Orleans was Jackson Square and the church at its edge. Now it's a lovely oasis in the bustle of the French Quarter, but its development was anything but calm and quiet.

Cookie Monster Quote

Today I will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant, in which case I shall eat a cookie. ~ Cookie Monster Quote Unfortunately, I believe this is my mantra.

A brief history of the beignet, the French Quarter's Cafe du Monde and Morning Call and how to make your own!

A brief history of the beignet, the French Quarter's Cafe du Monde and Morning Call and how to make your own!

INCIDENTAL COMICS: Behind Every Great Novelist

Creativity doesn’t grow on trees, but it does blossom from life experiences. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics illustrates nine of these notable life events that can spawn a literary icon. Via Incidental Comics. Your writing needs work.