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.