New Orleans in the Sixties

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Packed with photographs and reminiscences of an important decade in the evolution of this American metropolis, New Orleans in the Sixties is a unique accomplishment that will interest both residents and lovers of the Crescent City. The 1960s was a time of tremendous social, political, and economic change. New Orleans was no exception, and the decade brought tremendous changes to the city--even the skyline began to change. From the integration of public schools in 1961 to the role of New Orleanians in the first manned moon landing in 1969, from the Saints marching into the Superdome to the Super Krewes, New Orleans in the Sixties shows in vivid pictorial style how the Crescent City was then.
ISBN: 9781589806207
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 74
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
As a child, Mary Lou Widmer was entertained by the Sunday night vaudeville-style shows at City Park. She whiled away the summers blithely stringing clover necklaces and feasting on nickel snowballs that turned her tongue different colors. Her deep sense of family was fostered by the fact that her parents, brother, and both sets of grandparents lived in various parts of the same two-story double. Maybe that's why she favors Hallmark-type family stories; although she grew up during the Depression, Widmer has sweet memories of a simple childhood in her native New Orleans. Her popular historical series began as her reminiscences in print so that others might relive their own memories of New Orleans at that time. Widmer graduated from Loyola University and then became a high-school teacher of English, journalism, and history. She also has served as the president of the South Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers and has written several articles featured in New Orleans publications. She is a certified descendant of settlers in the area prior to the Louisiana Purchase and is a member of the Louisiana Colonials and the Daughters of 1812. She considers Rosamunde Pilcher her favorite author and enjoys reading suspense, historical novels, and family-based stories. Widmer, a mother of two and a grandmother of four, resides in Kenner, Louisiana. Mary Lou Widmer has an extensive writing background, including New Orleans in the Twenties, New Orleans in the Thirties, New Orleans in the Forties , New Orleans in the Fifties, New Orleans in the Sixties, and Margaret, Friend of Orphans.
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