New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Friday, August 18, 2017
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N. O. Trivia

by Henry Harmison & Constance Adorno Barcza
 

A well known writer who came to New Orleans in 1877 was known as 'A Lapidary in Words'
The writer spent ten years here working for The Item and The Times Democrat creating delightful newspaper sketches of Creole life. Who was that writer? Sorry I'm late with this morning's Q.O.T.D. but I was "cooling my coppers" (bonus question).

In May of 1907 Charles C. Mathews opened an amusement park here in the City of New Orleans.
Where was the park located and what eventually replaced it in 1914?

In May of 1907 Charles C. Mathews opened an amusement park here in the City of New Orleans.
Where was the park located and what eventually replaced it in 1914?

Joseph Vaccaro, born in Contessa Entellina, Sicily (my own ancestors' stompin' grounds) moved with his parents
and Brothers Luca and Felix to New Orleans in 1882. Starting his business career by peddling produce from a basket, what successful import operation resulted from that meager beginning?

many years ago when something was done backwards, it was colloquially referred to as the 'Belmont Way'. Why

On March 15, 1729 a ceremony was held for Sister Stanislas Hachard at the Ursuline Convent here in New Orleans.
What kind of ceremony was it and what milestone did Sr. Stan achieve because of it?

This local musician and songwriter secured his place in New Orleans music history with his one and only hit.
That song, originally released in 1960 on the Sho-Biz label, has remained a local favorite since then, and is always heavily requested in late spring. Our musician later played bass with The Jokers, a popular local rock & roll band of the '60s, and with A

What did it mean when the Falstaff weather ball was flashing red and white?  updated September 17, 2007

What does the word "Tchoupitoulas" mean?

What is the origin of the word 'stoop'?


What item was commonly used to scrub stoops in New Orleans?

What wuzza "TIX Tenna Topper"? Ya hafta git da color an na shape right awn nis one, dawlins! Dis qwestchun iz Google frien'lee!

When we think of female movie stars of long ago who hailed from Noo Awlins, we usually think Dorothy Lamour.
But there was another at that time who had only made a few films when she sadly died (very young) in an automobile accident. Can you name her (either her real name or stage name)?

Where was the Third District Ferry landing located?
(Either bank of the River counts. If ya get bote sods ya might jus' git an extra pernt, depending awn Da Cap'n's whim).

Which Roosevelt was the hotel named after?

Zydeco is an accordian based combination of traditional sounds with rhythm and blues elements.
Can anyone tell me how zydeco got its name?