‘Bienville and the Founding of New Orleans’
This is a wonderful piece about the founding of New Orleans written by Bud Faust who is a staff writer and historian for The Levee which is available around town and by subscription. Great humor and tongue in cheek.
“New Orleans was founded in 1718 by the French as “Nouvelle-Orléans,” under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. The following transcript between Bienville and a skeptical and uncertain aide at the time of Bienville’s discovery has been stashed among archives in the vaults of the Louisiana State Museum and kept from public consumption – until now. The conversation, in English with their thick French accents, is known to have taken place on the spot of what became the city of New Orleans on a hot, steamy day in the spring of 1718.”
To read the conversation please continue here, The article used to be available to read however it is no longer.
To order Faust’s hilarious “Great Moments in New Orleans History” collections, go to the authors blog,here. I would like to thank Bill Baker (our efficient, always there and helpful office Admin) for sending along his favorite article “of all time” from The Levee.