Welcome To New Orleans!
House moving can be really hard, even when our movers are taking you to a place known as “the Big Easy.” Which is why, as one of the nation’s favorite moving companies, we try to make things as easy on you as we can. As you have probably grown quite sick of packing, getting everything ready for the parade down to Mardi Gras, here are some quick facts about your new home, New Orleans, LA.
Diversity: Louisiana is the only state with a large population of Cajuns, descendants of the Acadians who were driven out of Canada in the 1700s because they wouldn’t pledge allegiance to the King of England.
Music: One of the birthplaces of Jazz, New Orleans is home to some of the most famous musicians of all time, including Louis Armstrong, Jellyroll Morton and Wynton Marsalis. Beyond the many, many Jazz and funk clubs from Bourbon Street through the Treme, New Orleans musicians have a tradition of marching or strutting in parades for different occasions, including funerals!
History: Jean Baptiste La Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, founded New Orleans in 1718. At first, it was nothing more than a trading camp on a curve in the east bank of the Mississippi River., where the day’s movers and shakers could sell their wares. Later, the city was organized into a rectangular, fortified community, which still exists today as the French Quarter. The resulting streets were named for French royalty and nobility. As the community grew to the west, north, and east, it followed the curve in the river, and became known as “the Crescent City,”
We hope these tips will help you find your place in the Crescent City. Enjoy your new backyard once our movers have gone and you finish all moving and storage. And once again, welcome to New Orleans, LA.