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Library of Congress: America's Story: Louisiana

 Pubs and bars with neon lights in the French Quarter, New Orleans
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Celebrate Mardi Gras with primary sources from the Library of Congress. This site provides a brief overview about the history of Louisiana, followed by numerous in-depth articles about Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, and the French influence on the parishes of New Orleans. Students will enjoy seeing authentic, historical footage of Mardi Gras parades, traditional desserts, and trinkets from Mardi Gras celebrations held throughout the years.

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