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Thread #85093   Message #1577355
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
06-Oct-05 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
Subject: RE: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
Superdome cleaned, and repair can start. Should be ready for 2007-8 Saints games.

Digression, but 1860 U. S. census for New Orleans is interesting-
Total Pop.       169,000
African-American- 24,000
    Slaves       13,000
    Free persons
      of color    11,000

European-American 144,600

Native Born       78,000
Immigrants         66,000
Irish             24,400
German             20,000
French             10,500
British             3,800
Spanish             1,400
Italian             1,000
Other immigrants    3,400
(rounded off)

Slaves household or skilled worker
In the looming Civil War, many of the immigrants fought for the South.