Laura D. Kelley
Irish in New Orleans
The influence of Irish immigrants in New Orleans can still be seen in the Irish Channel neighborhood, St. Patrick's Day celebrations and churches such as St. Alphonsus.
Margaret Gaffney Haughery was a successful business entrepreneur and noted philanthropist of nineteenth-century New Orleans.
The Natchitoches settlement, founded in 1714, is the oldest in the Louisiana Territory.
The Irish of New Orleans
An excerpt from Laura D. Kelley's book.
Yellow Fever in Louisiana
The last known epidemic of yellow fever in the United States occurred in Louisiana in 1905. Due to the intensity and frequency of these epidemics, it was often referred to as the "saffron scourge."