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The interconnections of those of means, money, and power in New Orleans are so complex that few would ever expend the time looking for them, even were they to know of the existence.

This organization frequently resembles the "cellular" structure of organized crime activities as well as the same principals for covert operations.

This topic will cover some of these interconnections.

CANAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

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Established: 05/23/1930

Registered Agents: Charles E. Dunbar/Esmond Phelps/Richard B. Montgomery

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HIGGINS CORPORATION

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Prior Name: Eureka Shipbuilding Corporation

Established: 12/22/1941

Registered Agents: Charles Payne Fenner/Richard B. Montgomery

Address: 1105 Maritime Bldg. New Orleans

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FRIENDS OF DEMOCRATIC CUBA

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Established: 01/09/61

Address: 526 Maritime Bldg. New Orleans

Registered Agent: Martin L. McAuliffe

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MCAULIFFE ASSOCIATES, INC

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Established: 06/22/1965

Address: 325 International Trade Mart

Registered Agents: Martin L. McAuliffe/Arthur L. Ballin

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JMH OF LOUSISIANA CORPORATION

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Established: 06/14/1982

Registered Agent: Arthur L. Ballin

Secretary: Joseph C. Marcello

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"The Loving Cup"

http://reading.tulane.edu/2002/nelsonArticle.cfm

Charles Weinberger

Samuel Zemurray

Charles E. Dunbar

Mrs. James Weaks Reil,

Darwin S. Fenner

Beginning to sound like REX & the "Boston Club".

One should notice that it is presented by the "Times-Picayune".

Does the name Phelps come to mind here?

Also notice the 1901 receipent, Frank T. Howard.

May as well discuss the "Howard" family and the Confederate Hall where WDSU/Times-Picayune Radio set up.

Next:

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New Orleans Athletic Club

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Prior Name: Young Men's Gymnastic Club

Membership included:

Crawford Ellis of United Fruit

Clem Sehrt as well as his father

Robert E. Lee Oswald, Father of LHO

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Salt Dome Sulphur Corporation

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Registered Agent: Clem Sehrt

Domicile Address: 1707 Pere Marquette Bldg. New Orleans

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G. Wray Gill

1707 Pere Marquette Bldg. New Orleans

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Presidents and Chairs of the Board of Tulane

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PRESIDENTS:

Randall Lee Gibson--------------------General, Confederate Army

Charles E. Fenner---------------------Confederate Officer,Commander, Fenner's

Battery of Artillery

Jefferson Davis, President of he Confederate

States of America died in his home.

Father of Charles E. Fenner of Merrill Lynch,

Pearce, Fenner, Beane Brokerage Firm.

Robert Miller Walmsley----------------

Esmond Phelps-------------------------Law Partner, Phelps/Dunbar/Marks/Claverie/

Sims

Joseph Merrick Jones------------------Supported Integration of Tulane. He & wife

died in house fire of unknown cause less than

3-months after release of information that

Tulane was to be integrated.

CHAIRS:

Darwin Schriever Fenner

William Boatner Reily, III

HONORARY CHAIR

Charles Rosen

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ESMOND PHELPS

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Registered Agent: The Electric Delivery System Incorporated

Merged into the Times-Picayune Publishing Company

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Registered Agent: The Dixie Parking Corporation

Those familiar with LHO would know that he stopped here to ask for employment.

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Registered Agent: Canal Construction Company

Other Registered Agents: Charles E. Dunbar & Richard B. Montgomery

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Registered Agent: Aladdin Exploration Company, Inc.

President: R. M. Walmsley, Jr

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Registered Agent: Continental Barges

Other Registered Agent: Robert M. Walmsley, Jr, 201 St. Charles St.

President: Virginia J. Walmsley, 201 St. Charles St.

Vice-President: Robert M. Walmsley, Jr., 201 St. Charles St.

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Charles Rosen

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Honorary Chair, Tulane University (1950-1954)*

*Esmond Phelps, former President of the Board of Tulane (1926-1950)

Administrator, Tulane Educational Fund (1904-1954)**

*Ashton Phelps, Administrator Tulane Educational Fund (1894-1909)

*Esmond Phelps, Administrator Tulane Eucational Fund (1915-1950)

*Ashton Phelps,(Jr.) Administrator Tulane Educational Fund (1955-1972)

*Ashton Phelps, (JR.) Emeritus Advisory Members, Board of Tulane

*Ashtot Phelps, Board of Visitors, Tulane University, (1954-1955)

*John W. Sims, Student Body President, Tulane Unversity (1938-1939)

President, Tulane Alumni Association (1903-1904)*

*Charles E. Dunbar, President Tulane Alumni Association (1923-1925)

A few other miscellaneous items before getting to the heart of the subject matter.

Tulane Alumni who were recepients of the Times-Picayune Loving Cup

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1941--Charles E. Dunbar

1948--Charles E. Fenner

1949--Mrs. James Weaks Reily

1965--Darwin S. Fenner

Tulane Kings of Carnival

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1931---Edward Soule

1941--Charles E. Fenner

1955--Darwin S. Fenner

1979--Ashton Phelps (Jr.)

President of the Newcomb Alumni Association

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1944-1946 Mrs. Sumter D. Marks, Jr.*

*It would be remiss on my part to forget the wife of William Douglas Pawley

who attended Newcomb College of Tulane.

Newcomb Queens of Carnival

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1934--Laura Fenner

1950--Mary Brooks Soule

1959--Flora Sanders Fenner

President Louisiana Bar Association

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1931-1932 Charles E. Dunbar, Jr

1943-1944 Sumter D. Marks, Jr

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"But I had 1 year of high school education is all that I had, Sir.

I then went to work at age 17, not quite 17, for one of the biggest corporation lawyers in New Orleans, La. The name then was DuFour, Rosen, Wolff, and Kammer"

"these ar the largest attorneys , corporation attorneys in New Orleans, sir."

"I was also maid in one of the carnival balls"

WC Testimony of Marguerite Oswald.

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Personally, I am quite suprised that no one has questioned exactly how it was that Marguerite Claverie Oswald, as well as LHO, obtained most of their employment.

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Personally, I am quite suprised that no one has questioned exactly how it was that Marguerite Claverie Oswald, as well as LHO, obtained most of their employment.

Thomas, I wonder if I might be catching your drift here? Oswald while portrayed as 'a lone nut' was in fact part of a wide network of families. Presumably then what he does, as with any family member in such a grouping, would be known through the 'grapevine' of families gossip et.c.. So any one within that family grouping or attached to it could be privy to intimate details. Whatever the inclinations of such individual/s could determine what happens in Oswalds life re employment, setup, collusion, information, whatever. JohnD

ps does McClaskey figure in any of these family ties?

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New Orleans Athletic Club 

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Prior Name:  Young Men's Gymnastic Club

Membership included:

Crawford Ellis of United Fruit

Clem Sehrt as well as his father

Robert E. Lee Oswald, Father of LHO

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Salt Dome Sulphur Corporation

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Registered Agent:  Clem Sehrt

Domicile Address:  1707 Pere Marquette Bldg.  New Orleans

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G. Wray Gill

1707 Pere Marquette Bldg.  New Orleans

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New Orleans Athletic Club, Inc

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Prior Name: Young Men's Gymnastic Club (05/30/1929)

Incorporators: Leon G. Tujague

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Tujague Co, Inc. Leon G.

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Incorporated: 05/24/1949

Dissolution: 01/27/53

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Tujague, Inc; Gerard F.

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Incorporated 10/19/1953

Prior Name: Hegewisch Corporation

Registered Agent: Frank Di Benedetto

President: Frank D. Di Benedetto

Vice President: Blaise Di Benedetto

Secretary/Treasurer: Harriet Di Benedetto

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Gerard F. Di Benedetto*

Metarie, LA

Director: D & F Security, Inc.

*As in Gerard F. Tujague

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Tom

P.S. Does anyone know the connection of "Hegewisch" to the South Side of Chicago, organized crime, etc.

If not, then look up Hegewish, ILL & it's incorporation into the South side of Chicago.

Also: http://www.ipsn.org/genesis.htm

"In spite of it's underword, Chicago was still a greenhorn town when compared to placel like New York and New Orleans.

It took the Civil War to bring the professional gambler to Chicago"

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Personally, I am quite suprised that no one has questioned exactly how it was that Marguerite Claverie Oswald, as well as LHO, obtained most of their employment.

Thomas, I wonder if I might be catching your drift here? Oswald while portrayed as 'a lone nut' was in fact part of a wide network of families. Presumably then what he does, as with any family member in such a grouping, would be known through the 'grapevine' of families gossip et.c.. So any one within that family grouping or attached to it could be privy to intimate details. Whatever the inclinations of such individual/s could determine what happens in Oswalds life re employment, setup, collusion, information, whatever. JohnD

ps does McClaskey figure in any of these family ties?

Do you mean Joseph McClosky?

If so, then:

Tulane Alumni "T" Club

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Registered Agent: Joseph McCloskey, Hibernia Building, New Orleans

Registered Agent: Edward D. Findley, Jr, United Fruit Bldg. New Orleans

President: Charles L. Dufour

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One should certainly recognize the name "Dufour" as it is the Dufour of Dufour, Rosen, Wolff & Kammer.

Although all are interconnected in one manner or another, other than the positions, money, power, knowledge, & associations, there does not appear to be any DIRECT connection to LHO & his actions.

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New Orleans Athletic Club 

_____________________

Prior Name:  Young Men's Gymnastic Club

Membership included:

Crawford Ellis of United Fruit

Clem Sehrt as well as his father

Robert E. Lee Oswald, Father of LHO

____________________________________________________________________

Salt Dome Sulphur Corporation

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Registered Agent:   Clem Sehrt

Domicile Address:  1707 Pere Marquette Bldg.  New Orleans

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G. Wray Gill

1707 Pere Marquette Bldg.  New Orleans

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New Orleans Athletic Club, Inc

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Prior Name: Young Men's Gymnastic Club (05/30/1929)

Incorporators: Leon G. Tujague

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Tujague Co, Inc. Leon G.

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Incorporated: 05/24/1949

Dissolution: 01/27/53

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Tujague, Inc; Gerard F.

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Incorporated 10/19/1953

Prior Name: Hegewisch Corporation

Registered Agent: Frank Di Benedetto

President: Frank D. Di Benedetto

Vice President: Blaise Di Benedetto

Secretary/Treasurer: Harriet Di Benedetto

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Gerard F. Di Benedetto*

Metarie, LA

Director: D & F Security, Inc.

*As in Gerard F. Tujague

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Tom

P.S. Does anyone know the connection of "Hegewisch" to the South Side of Chicago, organized crime, etc.

If not, then look up Hegewish, ILL & it's incorporation into the South side of Chicago.

Also: http://www.ipsn.org/genesis.htm

"In spite of it's underword, Chicago was still a greenhorn town when compared to placel like New York and New Orleans.

It took the Civil War to bring the professional gambler to Chicago"

It would be hoped that the boxing connections from Chigago to New Orleans would not be missed, especially since it involved Gentleman Jim Corbett & John L. Sullivan.

http:www.bestofneworleans.com/dispatch/2002-09-17/cover_story.html

For some reason, the name "Dutch" Murrett also comes to mind when thinking of New Orleans Athletics & Boxing.

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Personally, I am quite suprised that no one has questioned exactly how it was that Marguerite Claverie Oswald, as well as LHO, obtained most of their employment.

Thomas, I wonder if I might be catching your drift here? Oswald while portrayed as 'a lone nut' was in fact part of a wide network of families. Presumably then what he does, as with any family member in such a grouping, would be known through the 'grapevine' of families gossip et.c.. So any one within that family grouping or attached to it could be privy to intimate details. Whatever the inclinations of such individual/s could determine what happens in Oswalds life re employment, setup, collusion, information, whatever. JohnD

ps does McClaskey figure in any of these family ties?

Do you mean Joseph McClosky?

If so, then:

Tulane Alumni "T" Club

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Registered Agent: Joseph McCloskey, Hibernia Building, New Orleans

Registered Agent: Edward D. Findley, Jr, United Fruit Bldg. New Orleans

President: Charles L. Dufour

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One should certainly recognize the name "Dufour" as it is the Dufour of Dufour, Rosen, Wolff & Kammer.

Although all are interconnected in one manner or another, other than the positions, money, power, knowledge, & associations, there does not appear to be any DIRECT connection to LHO & his actions.

I suppose that one should/could add in:

Joseph McCloskey: 520 Hibernia Bank Bldg.

Esmond Phelps/ Charles Dunbar/ & Walker B. Spencer : 1300 Hibernia Bank Bldg.

John W. Sims & Louis B. Claverie: 420 Hibernia Bank Bldg.

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Hibernia Bank

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Since we have already broached this subject, may as well continue:

"Delivery boy from Gibson's came by and I paid for some records and also gave him some cards to take back with him"

Jack Ruby

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"We also went to Monroe, Louisiana to visit an account that I did a lot of business with there, whilch was actually a Gibson franchise operation out of Monroe, Louisiana.

They were called Gibson Discount Stores, but they were owned by a company called Howard Brothers who have since ceased, you know."

Q. Who was your personal contact in Monroe, Louisiana for that local Gibson franchise?

"You know, my mind is blank on that. I haven't the vaguest idea. It will come to me, I am sure, sooner or later, but at this moment I can't think of it."

HSCA testimony of Lawrence Victor Meyers

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Howard Brothers Discount Stores

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Prior Name: Gibson's Wholesale Distributors, Inc.

Domicile Address: 1006 Hibernia Bank Bldg., New Orleans, LA

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"When the WDSU-TV transmitting antenna atop the dome of the Hibernia Bank building was being erected, Edgar Stern climbed to the top of the antenna, took out a handerkerchief and began polishing the beacon at the top.'

Edgar Stern Jr. invested in a South American Oil Company

http://neworleansradiotheater.org/wdsuoffcam1.html

Wife of Edgar Stern Jr. was Edith Rosenwald, daughter and heir to the Sears & Roebuck fortune of her father Julius Rosenwald.

Edgar Stern Jr. became Chairman of the Board of Sears and the largest single stockholder.

Royal St. Corporation

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Prior Name: WDSU Broadcasting Corporation

President: Edgar Stern, Jr.

Mailing Address: 520 Royal St. New Orleans, LA

WDSU-TV

Mailing Address: 521 Royal St. New Orlean, LA

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Lorenzo Borenstein, 519 Royal St. New Orleans, LA, advised that he knew one Jack Ruby only as a customer.

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Q. What were the chief accounts that Ero had that you would have worked with?

A. Well, Sears, Roebuck, of course. In this area the biggest and probably the main account around here was a company called Gibson. Gibson Dicount Centers.

HSCA Testimony of Lawrence Victor Meyers

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Personally, I am quite suprised that no one has questioned exactly how it was that Marguerite Claverie Oswald, as well as LHO, obtained most of their employment.

Thomas, I wonder if I might be catching your drift here? Oswald while portrayed as 'a lone nut' was in fact part of a wide network of families. Presumably then what he does, as with any family member in such a grouping, would be known through the 'grapevine' of families gossip et.c.. So any one within that family grouping or attached to it could be privy to intimate details. Whatever the inclinations of such individual/s could determine what happens in Oswalds life re employment, setup, collusion, information, whatever. JohnD

ps does McClaskey figure in any of these family ties?

Do you mean Joseph McClosky?

If so, then:

Tulane Alumni "T" Club

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Registered Agent: Joseph McCloskey, Hibernia Building, New Orleans

Registered Agent: Edward D. Findley, Jr, United Fruit Bldg. New Orleans

President: Charles L. Dufour

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One should certainly recognize the name "Dufour" as it is the Dufour of Dufour, Rosen, Wolff & Kammer.

Although all are interconnected in one manner or another, other than the positions, money, power, knowledge, & associations, there does not appear to be any DIRECT connection to LHO & his actions.

DuFour, H. Generes, well known attorney of the Crescent City*, was born in the city of New Orleans.

In 1898, he took his law degree from Tulane University.

Mr. Dufour filled the important office of assistant U.S. District Attorney under the late William Wirt Howe.

He is associated with his brother, William C. Dufour under the name Dufour & Dufour.

Rootsweb search.

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Anyone else lost????

Felix H. Lapeyre

Registered Agent: Dolly Shoe Company, with Charles Rosen

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Conservative Political Association

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Incorporated: 1960

Registered Agent: Felix H. Lapeyre

Registered Agent: Hubert Badeaux, 8241 Hickory St., New Orleans, LA

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The Political League

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Incorporated: 02/04/1963

Registered Agent: Hubert J. Badeaux, 8241 Hickory St., New Orleans, LA

Registered Agent: F. D. V. De La Barre*

Domicile Address: 710 Pere Marquette Bldg. New Orleans, LA

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National Oil and Gas Co, Inc

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Incorporated: 06/21/1956

Registered Agent: F. D. V. De La Barre

Secretary: F. D. V. De La Barre

Domicile Address: 1701 Pere Marquette Bldg.

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* G. Wray Gill----1707 Pere Marquette Bldg., New Orleans, LA

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