Like Geological Strata, Layers of Urban History Underlie Bourbon Street’s Pavement

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A recent public works project on Bourbon Street unearthed centuries’ worth of infrastructure and urbanization, not to mention layers of Mississippi River sediment. This article, by Tulane geographer Richard Campanella courtesy The Times-Picayune, recounts the various street conditions and improvements in New Orleans over the past 300 years (PDF). New Orleans: Place Portraits — Over the […]