This Traveltalks look at New Orleans starts at the recently modernized port and harbor facilities, with ships unloading various cargo and loading cotton. We then ride along Canal Street and visit the Tulane University campus. After a look at the variety of the residential architecture, we end our visit at the city's new airport.
David Glagovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The steamboat seen near the beginning is the S.S. Capitol, built in 1920 for Streckfus Steamers, Inc. It ran cruises up and down the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers as far as St. Paul, Minnesota and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was scrapped in 1945. It can also be seen in Old New Orleans
(1940). See more
On route to New Orleans we cross the Mississippi River by way of this magnificent $13 million structure, named the Hewey Long Bridge in honor of the late Hewey P. Long - former governor of Louisiana - whom New Orleans in largely indebted for this wonder of modern engineering; which characterizes the indominable spirit of the people of Louisiana and indicates the great strides that are being made in that state toward economic recovery.