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    French President De Gaulle will finish a seven-day visit to the USA with a stay in New Orleans, April 28-29, the Creole city, famed for its French heritage in architecture, cooking, and its Negro jazz.

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    French President De Gaulle will finish a seven-day visit to the USA with a stay in New Orleans, April 28-29, the Creole city, famed for its French heritage in architecture, cooking, and its Negro jazz.

    The President will review a military parade before St. Louis Cathedral, and participate in a night-time parade on New Orleans broad main thoroughfare - Canal Street. Next morning he will lay wreaths at the statue of Jean Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville - one of seven remarkable brothers - who founded New Orleans in 1718; it remained French - with one spell of Spanish domination - until Napoleon sold it to the USA in 1803 as part of the vast Louisiana Purchase, which stretched to the Rocky Mts. and the 49th Parallel.

    New Orleans French Quarter - with quaint old houses, ornate with balconies and wrought-iron work - will show the visiting statesman a different aspect of French culture in North America; in Montreal and Quebec he saw French influence on a cold and essentially harsh land; Louisiana will show him French culture ripened by a sub-tropical climate and Negro and Spanish tones.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4X2NRI2Z7DWRXL061IV1O6H82
    Media URN:
    VLVA4X2NRI2Z7DWRXL061IV1O6H82
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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