While America is on the topic of political movers and shakers…

A few years ago, before she lost control of her memory, she was rich in interesting reminiscences of the early history of this city [….] She spoke sometimes of the strange little man with the wonderful bright eyes, Aaron Burr, who was so polite and so dangerous. She loved to talk of Lafayette, who visited New Orleans over half a century ago. The great Frenchman came to see her at her house and kissed her on the forehad at parting.”

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.), June 17, 1881, “Death of Marie Laveau”

 

YOU GUYS.

I CAN’T EVEN.

I mean, I know, it’s 19th century journalism, so who knows if it’s really true, but politically she was certainly one of the most important people in town. Maybe not at THAT age, but STILL.

Lafayette and Laveau. They fight crime.

I’m writing this.

… and Aaron Burr? What was up with that? I need to know more.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s