1818. New Orleans.
Just years after French Louisiana becomes part of the United States and a culture clash is born.
The steamboat had just kicked into high gear; trade explodes in the port city. Business was booming and word spreads that New Orleans is the place to be.
But New Orleans already was the place to be. No one knew that better than the French Creoles living in this old European city, once referred to as the most western suburb of Paris.
Bernard Marigny is one of my favorite former residents of the city. Marigny came from old Louisiana money. Marigny gambled away that old money.His large plantation bordering the French Quarter slowly whittled away to nothing after years of unsuccessful gambling.