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The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The river stretches from near Simmesport in the north through parts of eight parishes to the Morgan City area in the south.

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Jackson Brewery - Located in the French Quarter, Jax Beer has become a trademark of historic New Orleans. Although it is no longer a functioning brewery, Jackson brewery features shops, and restaurants. The brewery opened in 1890, when local brews were very popular in the city. Jax was one of about thirty different locally owned and run breweries. In the late 1800s, Jackson brewery was the largest independent brewery in the south and the tenth largest in the nation.

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Guide to New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) Cuisine

Nola Cuisine Explained

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The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The Atchafalaya is unique among Louisiana basins because it has a growing delta system with nearly stable wetlands.

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Belle Grove plantation, around 1938. Built near White Castle north of New Orleans on the Mississippi River, it was one of the largest plantations built just prior to the Civil War. Abandoned in 1924, it gradually deteriorated until it burned in 1952.

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