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Lower Ninth Ward is a neighborhood of New Orleans.
The neighborhood is bounded by the Industrial Canal, Bayou Bienvenue and the Mississippi River.
Also known as The Lower 9
Most of the neighborhood was underwater during Hurricane Betsy, in 1965. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused extensive damage 40 years later.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ruby Bridges, first-grader who integrated William Frantz Elementary School. (Her image was painted by Norman Rockwell.)
· Fats Domino, musician
Historic sites and museums: Jackson Barracks Military Museum
Quotes:
Until the nineteenth century, the Ninth Ward was a swamp, and, even after it became home to a black and immigrant white community, and was drained (in that order), it was periodically devastated by flooding.
-- The New Yorker, Sept. 19, 2005
Jon Lee Anderson

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“ Until the nineteenth century, the Ninth Ward was a swamp, and, even after it became home to a black and immigrant white community, and was drained (in that order), it was periodically devastated by flooding. ”
~ The New Yorker, Sept. 19, 2005
Jon Lee Anderson

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