Louisiana Historical Marker
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This historic place is located at 770 Decatur, New Orleans in the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 29° 57.442 W 090° 03.724.
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First sighted as Indian portage to Lake Ponchartrain and Gulf in 1699 by Beinville and Iberville. Founded by Bienville in 1718; named by him in honor of the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France. Called the Crescent City because of location in bend of the Mississippi.