New Orleans City Park (Images of America)


Many thanks are in order; to Jill Rabalais who first helped make this book possible; to Mike and Chuck Azzarello, Dolly Breaux, Vincent and Meredith Campanella, Mike Carroll, Nancy Sholl Demarest, Larry Englert, Mary Fury, Henry Harmison, Tom Munger, Barbara Pablich, Elizabeth Ohmer Pellegrin, Juanita Poche, Mary C. Schmidt, Catherine Sholl, and Maria Viages for sharing their knowledge and memories; to John Hopper, City Park Chief Development Officer and Rodney Thoulion, Friends of City Park Executive Director for guidance; to Amy Perryman, my editor at Arcadia Publishing who, from its inception, completely supported this effort; to New Orleans Public Library Archivist Irene Wainwright for enabling me to include historic images from my hometown library in this and my prior books; to D.C. "Infrogmation" May for sharing his beautiful photographs – Froggy has documented New Orleans' recent history better than anyone I know. My sincere thanks to all.

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~The Bayou, Road, Oaks, and Native Americans: 1400-1769~
~Plantation to Peristyle: 1770-1907~
~Expansion and Modernization: 1908-1928~
~The New Deal: 1929-1939~
~Children & Friends: 1940-2004~
~Rebirth: 2005-2010~
~The People Behind the Names: Donors, Benefactors, and Patrons~
Photo Gallery

The images in this book appear courtesy of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the Library of Congress (LOC), The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), Pictometry International (PI), and D.C. "Infrogmation" May (DCM). Unless otherwise noted, images are from the author's collection.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is dedicated to Friends of City Park.

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