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Mark Twain

Twain was in New Orleans, exploring the opportunities to be a paddleboat captain when Louisiana seceded from the Union in 1861.

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Briggs-Staub House
Built by a Londoner in 1849, it's the only Gothic Revival style home in the Garden District.
Musson Bell House
Musson, a French Creole, was a cotton merchant, and the uncle of impressionist painter Degas. He lived in the home until 1869.
Archie Manning House
NFL superstars, Peyton and Eli Manning, both grew up in the family home in the Garden District.
Joseph Merrick Jones House
Named for its resident throughout the first half of the 20th century, it has been owned by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and is said to be owned by John Goodman now,
The Wetlands
The wetlands of the bayou in the Mississippi Delta are native geographical features now being restored to protect the city from hurricanes and storms.
Airboat through the Wetlands
The best way to explore the wetlands is by airboat, where your expert captain will navigate the roots of the trees and floating debris.

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