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We're talkin' PIRATES! Today we tell the story of the most infamous pirate of New Orleans, John Lafitte and his role instrumental role in The Battle of New Orleans.
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In the early 1800's, New Orleans was a tough place. Business at the popular pirate party cove, Grand Terre, was shabbily conducted, with every man for himself, and it soon became clear that a leader was needed to take matters into hand and bring order out of the chaos. The man who stepped into that role was Jean Lafitte, the infamous pirate to ever call New Orleans "home."
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Want to read ahead for this season? Check out the book Haunted New Orleans by Troy Taylor.