8 Reasons Why New Orleans Is Important to America

In honor of the city's tricentennial, we look at why this city is special to the nation.

New Orleans is one of the oldest cities in America, boasting a unique 300-year history. In honor of the city’s tricentennial, we look at why this city is special to the nation. Check out the video for eight interesting ways New Orleans has contributed to our nation’s storied history.

As New Orleans celebrates its 300th birthday, the city throws a year-long party with several events to commemorate this milestone. Here’s a list of eight upcoming tricentennial events locals can plan for this spring.

Happy birthday New Orleans!

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