A Bar In Every Block was Naturally N'Awlins!

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by Frank Davis

wwltv.com

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Back in the early to mid-Forties, New Orleans neighborhoods, known as Faubergs, had bars on virtually every corner, primary to help quench the thirst of homecoming servicemen from World War II.  But up until recently there was little proof as to their exact locations.

Some time back, though, I learned how to go about finding these watering holes, and it was all because of a discovery made by present-day tavern owner Melvin Hoerner.  But it was this morning when he actually presented me with proof positive evidence backing up the old claims and allowed me to touch a piece of live history that's truly Naturally N'Awlins. 

Watch tonight on both Channel 4 and Channel 15, then later on WWL-TV.com for the entire story. 

---Frank Davis

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