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25-Mar-2017 13:53

On March 2, 1699, French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville arrived at a plot of ground 60 miles directly south of New Orleans, and named it "Pointe du Mardi Gras" when his men realized it was the eve of the festive holiday.

Bienville also established "Fort Louis de la Louisiane" (which is now Mobile) in 1702.

This is also the first recorded account of Mardi Gras "throws." Newspapers began to announce Mardi Gras events in advance, and they even printed "Carnival Edition" lithographs of parades' fantastic float designs (after they rolled, of course - themes and floats were always carefully guarded before the procession).

At first, these reproductions were small, and details could not be clearly seen. Each of these designers' work was brought to life by talented Parisian paper-mache' artist Georges Soulie', who for 40 years was responsible for creating all of Carnival's floats and processional outfits.

The procession was held with a huge bull's head pushed along on wheels by 16 men. By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not with the parades we know today.

Geoffrey Greenwood claims he suffered PTSD as a result of reprisals and harassment on the job after investigating allegations of police corruption.

(Supplied by Kim, Spencer, Mc Phee Barristers)Canada's national police force is facing a mammoth

Geoffrey Greenwood claims he suffered PTSD as a result of reprisals and harassment on the job after investigating allegations of police corruption.

(Supplied by Kim, Spencer, Mc Phee Barristers)Canada's national police force is facing a mammoth $1.1-billion lawsuit — believed to be the biggest in the force's history — over bullying and harassment claims that could eventually represent thousands of male and female RCMP officers, civilian staff, and even volunteers dating back decades.

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Geoffrey Greenwood claims he suffered PTSD as a result of reprisals and harassment on the job after investigating allegations of police corruption.(Supplied by Kim, Spencer, Mc Phee Barristers)Canada's national police force is facing a mammoth $1.1-billion lawsuit — believed to be the biggest in the force's history — over bullying and harassment claims that could eventually represent thousands of male and female RCMP officers, civilian staff, and even volunteers dating back decades.Two veteran male RCMP officers are the lead plaintiffs.By the late 1830s, New Orleans held street processions of maskers with carriages and horseback riders to celebrate Mardi Gras.

.1-billion lawsuit — believed to be the biggest in the force's history — over bullying and harassment claims that could eventually represent thousands of male and female RCMP officers, civilian staff, and even volunteers dating back decades.



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