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Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, New Orleans, LA - October 20, 2012

Jean Lafitte is most well known for being a pirate, privateer and a smuggler in New Orleans around the turn of the 19th Century.  But he also needed a legitimate business to launder the money and booty which was his blacksmith shop and tavern at the corner of Bourbon and St. Phillips Streets in New Orleans.  I was unaware of its existence and only learned about it on the carriage ride we took around the French Quarter.  Once I knew it was there I had to go back and have an adult beverage there to say I had had a beer in Jean Lafitte's Bar.  According to the carriage guide, this bar is the oldest one in New Orleans.  For me that makes it historical. My website, my rules!!

I remember back in 5th grade picking up a biography of Jean Lafitte at the Barnes Avenue Elementary School library in Lansing, MI and starting to read it.  I was very disappointed as I soon discovered that the reading level was beyond what I was capable of comprehending and had to take it back unread.  However, the following year I went back and checked it out again and was then able to read it.  I remember thinking to myself that here was a way I could tell that going to school was making a difference in my life.  I probably read about this blacksmith shop in the book and many years later, too many in fact, I had the opportunity to visit it.


This is from the south wall.


Looking at tourists as they make a stop and have a cold one. 

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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