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XPLORE Urban Adventure Race: 12/15/14 @ 12pm- The city is named after the Duke of Orleans, New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana along the Mississippi River. It is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture. So sign up for the race around this electric city and party it up like it's Mardi Gras. ENERGYbits® | #poweredbybits

XPLORE Urban Adventure Race Date: 12/15/2014 Location: New Orleans, LA Time: 12pm Type of Event: Obstacle Challenge Event URL: xtremechallenge.com More info: The city is named after the Duke of Orleans, New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana along the Mississippi River. It is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture. So sign up for the race around this electric city and party it up like it's Mardi Gras.

PRETTY. Though hit hard by Katrina, "Nawlins" remains the largest city in Louisiana and one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.

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During its heyday in the mid 19th century, New Orleans became the largest city in the South, partly thanks to the steamboats that opened the city to trade with the rest of the country.

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New Orleans, in Louisiana, was the largest city in the Southern states during the American Civil War. It provided thousands of troops for the Confederate States Army, as well as several leading officers and generals. Its location near the mouth of the Mississippi River made the city an important and early target of the Union Army, which occupied the city for much of the war, interrupting its vital status as a port for export of cotton and other Southern-produced trade goods.

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New Orleans, Louisiana - Way down yonder in New Orleans, you'll find the roots of jazz and a blossoming culture that is unlike anything else on Earth. Here, the laid-back atmosphere of the riverfront South has mixed with French sophistication and African-American energy to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Though hit hard by Katrina, "Nawlins" remains the largest city in Louisiana and one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.