From the earliest days of French and Spanish rule to school integration in the 1960s, It Happened in New Orleans offers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Crescent City. March along with Creole Wild West during their first Mardi Gras. Experience the ten heady days of the longest woman-suffrage convention ever held. And discover a lovingly restored mausoleum where great New Orleans musicians are laid to rest.Meet the voodoo queen, a baroness, a pirate and many more real-life characters who helped make New Orleans the famous city it is today.What happens when the mighty Mississippi River overflows its banks and changes directions? What college began with gambling money? Find the answers to these questions and more in It Happened in New Orleans.