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Illustration of French Market circa 1888

New Orleans Invented the Cocktail, Poker, Jazz and Plenty More

Mary Reporting. New Orleans claims many firsts, including the invention of craps and poker, the mixing and naming of the cocktail, and the rise of the new music called jazz. None of these is surprising given the city’s disparate cultures, international visitors and boundless creativity. Here are some other New Orleans firsts: First Catholic School […]

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