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Fat Tuesday!!!!!

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....Mardi Gras came to this country in 1699 with French explorers....however it's festivities can be traced all the way back to the ancient Romans....the French explorer Iberville held the first organized celebration of Mardi Gras on our soil in 1699 at a location that was 60 miles south of where New Orleans is today.....he actually  named the site...he labeled it "Point du Mardi Gras"....When New Orleans fell under Spanish rule the customs of Mardi Gras were banned....it wasn't until 1827 when New Orleans was under U.S. rule that they legalized the wearing of masks to celebrate Mardi Gras again....happy Fat Tuesday!!!!!    thank you as always for checking in,,,,,,,,Rick

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