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Explore Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
by Jan Arrigo
Mid City Publishing, 2004
Trade paper, $9.95 (48 pages)
ISBN: 0-9712183-1-5
 
  The guidebook for the six sites within the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is an excellent introduction to the history of Lower Louisiana. Jan Arrigo, using material provided by the park service as well as her own research, creates a picturesque journey with highlights of each venue. Traveler information from park hours to resources to the park site's web address is provided.

The park is named for the notorious pirate who joined forces with Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans. The individual six sites within the park have an equally rich and colorful history.  They include: the French Quarter Visitor Center, the Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery, the Barataria Preserve, Lafayette Acadian Cultural Center, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, and Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.

Explore Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is available at the park and bookstores in Louisiana.

Jan Arrigo spent 17 years in New York City before returning to her New Orleans roots. She and photographer Laura McElroy will have a book on the cemeteries of New Orleans coming out from Voyageur Press in 2005. It is a nice follow-up to their book New Orleans.

 

Joyce Dixon
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