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Encyclopedia > Audubon Park in New Orleans

Audubon Park is a city park located in New Orleans. The park is approximately six miles to the west of the city center of New Orleans and sits on land that was purchased by the city in 1871. The park became active after the World Cotton Centennial of 1884 was held on the land. It is bordered on one side by the Mississippi River and on another by the Tulane and Loyola Universities. The park is named in honor of artist and naturalist John James Audubon who lived in New Orleans starting in 1821. An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... City nickname: The Crescent City; The Big Easy; The City that Care Forgot Location Location of New Orleans Political Charateristics Country   State     Parish United States   Louisiana     Orleans Parish Mayor C. Ray Nagin Physical Characteristics Area      Land      Water 350. ... The 1884 Worlds Fair was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Length 6,270 km Elevation of the source 450 m Average discharge Saint Louis¹: 5,500 m³/s Vicksburg²: 16,800 m³/s Baton Rouge³: 12,800 m³/s Area watershed 2,980,000 km² Origin  Lake Itasca Mouth  Gulf of Mexico Basin countries United States (98. ... Tulane University Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Loyola University New Orleans is a private, co-educational Jesuit university in the United States with 5,900 students (3800 undergraduates). ... John James Audubon John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a Franco-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. ...


Prior to the purchase by the city of New Orleans the area had been used by the Confederate and Union armies in the United States Civil War and as a staging area for the Buffalo Soldiers. The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... Buffalo Soldiers was the name given by the Plains Indians to the United States Army regiments composed of African-American soldiers that served on the American frontier after the Civil War. ...


Early in the 20th century part of the park became home to the Merz Memorial Zoo which is now known as the Audubon Zoo. The Audubon Zoo is a zoo located in New Orleans and is part of the Audubon Nature Institute. ...


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  • New Orleans Zoo and Aquarium faring well since hurricane The Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in New Orleans survived Hurricane Katrina relatively unscathed according to reports from operators of the facilities.

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Audubon Park in New Orleans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
The park is approximately six miles to the west of the city center of New Orleans and sits on land that was purchased by the city in 1871.
The park is named in honor of artist and naturalist John James Audubon who lived in New Orleans starting in 1821.
A number of the park's old live oak trees were blown down when Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005, but as the park is on the section of high ground near the River levees, it was above the flooding of the majority of the city after Katrina.
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