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Monday, September 05, 2005

The City Below Sea Level

The founding of New Orleans owes much to the conniving not of a Frenchman, but of a Scotsman. John Law was a professional gambler who fled Great Britain after killing a man in a duel. After wandering the Continent, he eventually became the confidant of Philippe, the Duke of Orleans and regent of France. Their shared interests -- women and games of chance -- led to the creation of ..." Read it all!

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