The Native People of New Orleans

When a city has as much history as New Orleans, it can be easy to get swept up in the dramatic parts. From the yearly fight against yellow fever epidemics to the French Quarter burning twice, too often we forget that hundreds of small events added up to create the ones everybody remembers. We also […]

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Why Do We Carve Pumpkins Every Halloween?

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Why Do We Carve Pumpkins? Carving a Jack O’Lantern can be one of the most anticipated activities of the Halloween season.  Picking the perfect pumpkin, deciding on a design, and creating its face is a wonderful way to spend time together. But have you ever wondered exactly why we carve pumpkins every year? Well friends, […]

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