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Lafayette Cemetery No.1 in New Orleans, Louisiana was established in 1833 in what is now known as the Garden District for "Les Americaines" (the Americans). In 1833, this area was known as the city of Lafayette.
Many of those buried in Lafayette Cemetery #1 died in epidemics that swept through New Orleans and its suburbs in the 1800's. It was never segregated by race, ethnicity, or religious denomination and holds the remains of citizens from twenty five different countries. Movie companies have filmed a number of productions here. They range from the very good to the mediocre. Double Jeopardy, Interview with The Vampire, Skeleton Key and Dracula 2000 are a few of the movies set here.
If you'd like you get away from New Orleans' bustling downtown, take a leisurely ride on the city's famous St. Charles streetcar line to this iconic cemetery.
November 21st, 2013
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