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Churchill in New Orleans

Churchill in New Orleans

I’m doing research for a video tour book on less­er known places in New Orleans. I recent­ly heard that Win­ston Churchill made a vis­it here in 1932.  Is this true? -B.K.

Yes, Churchill was in New Orleans on his 1932 lec­ture tour, between 16 Feb­ru­ary and 11 March, dur­ing the last hec­tic leg of his abbre­vi­at­ed sched­ule. (In Decem­ber he was near­ly killed by a car in New York and had recu­per­at­ed in the Bahamas through 22 Jan­u­ary.) On 11 March he board­ed the Majes­tic in New York and sailed home. His New Orleans appear­ance would like­ly have been around Feb­ru­ary 18th-22nd, or just after the 23rd when he was in Atlanta, since train sched­ules would have had him in both cities with­in a day or so of each oth­er.…

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