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Marie Laveau tomb, New Orleans Cemetery

Marie Laveau tomb, New Orleans Cemetery

Charles T. Howard's tomb: Metairie Cemetery was built on the grounds of the old Metairie Race Course after it went bankrupt. The race track refused membership to Charles T. Howard, a local resident who had gained his wealth by starting the first Louisiana State Lottery. Howard vowed that the race course would become a cemetery. Sure enough, after the Civil War and Reconstruction, the track went bankrupt and Howard was able to see his curse come true.

Picture Archives - Album 497 (Cemeteries, New Orleans LA, February 10 - - Photo 18 (A tomb of Charles T. Howard (one of cemetery's founders) in Metairie Cemetery. New Orleans, Louisiana, February

New Orleans' Symbolic "Fleur de Lis"  (1) From: FlickR, please visit

New Orleans' Symbolic "Fleur de Lis". I bought a wall decor w/ these 5 years ago for our new home & we ended up having our honeymoon in NOLA this yr.