Mardi Gras in New Orleans

GLO plat of the city of New OrleansToday’s General Land Office (GLO) record of the week celebrates Mardi Gras!

Learn more about the settlement of Nouvelle Orleans and the Paris Treaty, also known as the Louisiana Purchase with this story map. 

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