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The Big Easy’s most requested “historic” attraction

My uncle just got back from New Orleans and reported an interesting conversation with a cab driver.  The cabbie asked him what brought him to town and said that he always likes to find out what visitors are hoping to see.  The most popular destination for his customers is the tomb of Marie Laveau, a nineteenth-century voodoo priestess.

It made me think of all those people who patronize ghost tours at Gettysburg.  I wonder how many of them don’t make any distinction between that and heritage tourism?

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