New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Starting Point of the First Traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade
" At 9:00 o'clock, or thereabout, the glare of the torchlights shattered the darkness of Magazine and Julia Streets, bands burst into symphony, and the Mistick Krewe... revealed a company of demons, rich and realistic, moving in a procession that seemed to blaze from some secret chamber of the earth."
Perry Young, The Mistick Krewe: Chronicles of Comus and His Kin - 1931
Erected 2009 by Friends of the New Orleans Carnival.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1926.
Location. 29° 56.728′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 747 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Patrick's Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Patrick's (about 500 feet away); Julia Row (about 500 feet away); Saint Patrick's Church (about 500 feet away); 8 in. Columbaid Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lambert-Gallier Inn of Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atlantic Wall Fragments (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Also see . . .
1. Krewe, from Wikipedia. The word is thought to have been coined in the early 19th century by an organization calling themselves Ye Mistick Krewe of Comus, as an archaic affectation; with time it became the most common term for a New Orleans Carnival organization. (Submitted on April 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Mardi Gras. (Fat Tuesday in English) in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, is a Carnival celebration well-known throughout the world. (Submitted on April 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Mistick Krewe of Comus, Storyvilledistrict. (Submitted on April 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 52 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week February 24, 2019. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7. submitted on February 15, 2015. 8. submitted on February 23, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.