As I put together this website, I relied quite a bit on my own knowledge but I also turned to other sources. Sometimes I wanted to confirm what I believed I knew. Sometimes I needed to learn more. To gather all this information and organize it has been a wonderful experience for me. I thank all the historians, website designers, advertisers, photographers, and authors who have made their information available. Rather than include resource information on each page, I have gathered it together on a separate tab.  This seemed a better way to make it more accessible. I hope you will find these citations to be a beginning for much deeper and wider investigations of your own.

New Orleans


Greater New Orleans Community Data Center.


Finzer, Rich. “Comparison of Cargo Capacity Between Trucks, Trains and Barges.”  Ehow

“Mississippi River Facts.” National Park Service.

A Barge on the Mississippi River.  Wikimedia.

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge.  Causeway Commission.

“Hurricane Katrina.” NASA


Campanella, Richard. Geographies of New Orleans. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2006.


–Where People Come From

Campanella, Richard. “Chinatown New Orleans.” Louisiana Cultural Vistas.  Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Vol. 18. No. 3. Fall 2007. 50-59.

Campanella, Richard. Geographies of New Orleans. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2006.

“The Code Noir.” Liberty, Equalilty, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution. George Mason University.

Deutscheshaus: The German Presence in New Orleans.

“The Exile.” Acadian-Cajun Genealogy and Culture.

“From Saint Dominque to Lousiana” and “The Black Republic and Louisiana.” In Motion: The African American Migration Experience. The Schonberg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Greek Festival New Orleans.

Kahn, Catherine C. ”Short History of New Orleans Jews.” Touro Infirmary Archives. Web.

–The Neighborhoods

Chase, John. Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, and Other Streets of New Orleans. New York: Macmillan, 1979.

City of New Orleans.

Greater New Orleans Community Data Center.

Nola ‘Hoods: Sharing What Works for New Orleans Neighborhoods.

Official New Orleans Tourism Website.

–Mardi Gras

“Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Mardi Gras.”  Times NewsFeed

Mardi Gras New Orleans.


“The Birthplace of Jazz.” New Orleans Online.

Cash Money Records.

Gunderson, Edna. “A Musical Icon Rebuilds his Life.” USA Today.

Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village.

“Orchestra Spotlight: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.”

Pareles, Jon. “In New Orleans, Bands Struggle to Regain Footing.” New York Times. February 20, 2007.


This section came completely out of my own head. If anybody wants recipes, there are hundreds online.

–The Saints

New Orleans Saints History

New Orleans Saints Official Site.


“A Lexicon of New Orleans Terminology and Speech.” GumboPages

“Say What?” Experience New Orleans

Talking That New Orleans Talk

The Science of Hurricanes

“Hurricane Katrina.” NASA.

Hurricanes: Science and Society. The University of Rhode Island.

Jetstream – Online School of Weather. The National Weather Service.

The National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Katrina

-Hurricanes in New Orleans Pre-K

Campanella, Richard. Geographies of New Orleans. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2006.

“Citizen Hurricane Evacuation Behavior in Southeastern Louisiana: A Twelve Parish Survey.” Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Taskforce, University of New Orleans. July 1, 2005.

Katrina: The Ruin and Recovery of New Orleans. Times-Picayune. New Orleans: The Times-Picayune, 2006.

Landphair, Juliette. “‘The Forgotten People of New Orleans’: Community, Vulnerability, and the Lower Ninth Ward.” Journal of American History, 94 (Dec. 2007), 837–45

“Memorable Gulf Coast Hurricanes of the 20th Century.” Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

Roth, David. “Louisiana Hurricane History.” National Weather

“Washing Away.” Special Report from The Times-Picayune. June 23-27, 2002.

-Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

Brinkley, Douglas. The Great Deluge. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.

Horne, Jeb. Breach of Faith. New York: Random House, 2006.

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank: Preserving the Memory of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Katrina: The Ruin and Recovery of New Orleans. Times-Picayune. New Orleans: The Times-Picayune, 2006.

“New Orleans French Quarter Parties in Face of Hurricane.” USA Today. August 28, 2005.

Transcript for September 4. “Meet The Press.” NBC News. Sept. 4, 2005.

-Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi

Knabb, Richard D., Jamie R. Rhome, and Daniel P. Brown. “Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Katrina.” National Hurricane Center. December 20, 2005.

Pet Rescue

Animal Rescue Corps: Compassion in Action.

“Cat Returns Five Years After Katrina.” Petfinder

Haisley, Scotlund. “Hurricane Katrina: We Remember and We Learned.” Animal Rescue Corps.

Hodges, Cynthia, J.D., LL.M., M.A. “Quick Summary of State Emergency Planning Laws for Animals.” Animal Law. 2011.

“Katrina’s Animal Rescue.” Nature.

McCully, Russell. “Saving Pets From Another Katrina.” Time US. June 6, 2007.,8599,1629962,00.html

Muttshack: Creating a Safe Haven for a Rescued Dog.

Pacelle, Wayne. The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them.  New York:  William Morrow, 2012.

“Sad story of little boy and his dog grips U.S.” AP. MSNBC. September 6, 2005.

Stroup, Shelia. “Wayne Pacelle, CEO of HSUS, Comes to New Orleans for Book-Signing.” The Times-Picayune. April 01, 2012.

“What Is the PETS Act?” ASPCA Professional.

Three-Legged Dogs

“3 Legs, Big Heart.” Pets Dog T-Shirt by CafePress.

Cassie’s Club: The Place for Three-Legged Dogs and the People Who Love Them.

Mitchell, Eileen. “Tripod Dogs Show Their Glass Is Still Half Full.” SFGate

OrthoPets: Biomechanically Correct Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics for Animals.

Shiba Shake: Dog Tips, Care & Training.

Standish, Dana. “Keeping Your Three-Legged Dog Healthy.”  The Bark: Dog Is My Co-Pilot.

Tripawds Blogs: A User Supported Three Legged Dog Blog Community.

How We Talk

Rahman, Jacquely, N. “Middle-Class African Americans: Reactions and Attitudes Toward African American English.” American Speech, Vol. 83, No. 2. 141-177.

Losing Everything

“David Hoffman on Losing Everything.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. Feb. 2008