Walking Tours of Old New Orleans

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Originally published in 1936, an invaluable guide to wander with.
ISBN: 9780882897400
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 72
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A native of California, Stanley Clisby Arthur spent several years as a journalist as well as a war correspondent in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. Arthur arrived in Louisiana in 1915 and came to view it as his adopted home, dedicating much of his life to documenting its customs, culture, and history. According to the introduction to Walking Tours of Old New Orleans, Arthur's greatest talent lay in his "ability to delve into neglected historical sources and give life to the facts within." Arthur was the head of the Louisiana Fish and Wildlife Department for many years. His love of the outdoors is reflected in his novel about naturalist John Audubon, titled Audubon: An Intimate Life of the American Woodsman . During the Great Depression, Arthur was appointed regional director of the Survey of Federal Archives. This allowed him to delve even more deeply into the history of New Orleans and Louisiana, and he published several more historical works. Stanley Clisby Arthur died in 1963 at the age of eighty-eight.
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