January 12, 2020

Sicily Journal

From Immigrants to Leaders

New Orleans Free Tour APP

The Little Palermo Tour App has 50 stops and is free. Other tours are $2.00 to $5.00.
The loop shown above is the Statues, Stories, and Spirits Tour of New Orleans which is 10K or 6.6.miles and has 300 stops.
Each stop has pictures and text. Most have audio and video interviews. The interviews are from people well connected to the stop. Example sculptor Franco Alessandrini explains his Monument to the Immigrant on the Mississippi River.
In the heart of the French Quarter is the Hotel Monteleone and a nearby statue of Louis Prima who played there after retiring from Las Vegas.
The Lower End of the Quarter is home to St. Mary’s Church and the former sites of Mother Cabrini’s 1892 Orphanage and the Cusimano Macaroni Factory.
Nick LaRocca was playing “Jass” in New Orleans in 1915 to promote ticket sales of the Pete Gulotta fight. A bar owner from Chicago offered his group a ‘gig” in Chicago. By 1917 the Orginal Dixieland Jazz Band was formed and recording in New York.
By the 1890s America was in love with PASTA. Then in 1897, the Dingley Tariff was passed to tax importing pasta. As a result eleven pasta factories opened in the French Quarter of New Orlerans. Some have called the area The Spaghetti District.
As Sicilians migrated outside of New Orleans communities were established around the state.
You can download directly to your mobile divide using the Quick Response or QR Code.

To download the APP, type in “New Orlerans Insider Tours” look for the logo.
The You Tube Channel “New Orleans Insider Tours” hosts the videos of the Tour App. To visit the You Tube Playlist clink on this link.
The You Tube Channel “Awe News” hosts eight playlists on various parts of the Sicilian Migration to America via New Orleans. To visit the AWE News Channel click on this link.