Legendary Locals of Metairie


This website contains excerpts along with some of the 172 photographs in Legendary Locals of Metairie (Arcadia Publishing, 2013) by Catherine Campanella.
Use the links here to explore a sample of the book -- or purchase it for an in-depth view.


Thanks to Antonio Deano Assunto, Mike Azzarello, Meredith Azzarello Brayden, Harry and DollyBreaux, Angela Burise, Nathan Burise, Meredith and Vincent Campanella, Rufus Cressend, Yvette Cressend, Matthew Dillon, Charles B. Dupre, Henry and Anne Harmison, Leigh Harris, Jerry Hendrick, Paula Hoefeld, Julie Krass Kroper, D.C. “Infrogmation” May, Joan Bonnabel Fasterling Meyers, Linda Ohrabka, Dawn Romano, Hazel Romano, Denise Broussard Sassone, John “Jack” Schott , Chef Frank Sclafani, Sr., Roxanne Varnell, Bob Walker, and Carlyle Dana Vann for their generous help.


Associated Press (AP)

Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC),

Jefferson Parish Yearly Review (JPYR),

Library of Congress (LOC),

Louisiana Digital Library (LDL),

Times-Picayune (TP)

United Press International (UPI)

Unless otherwise noted, all images appear courtesy of the author.

Other books by Catherine Campanella:

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is dedicated to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's efforts to rebuild and maintain the historic New Canal Lighthouse.

Excerpts from New Orleans City Park  (Images of America).

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