Who Invented Mardi Gras?
In today's episode, we tackle a controversial subject - who invented Mardi Gras? Mobile or New Orleans?
My guest is Ted Flotte, with the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and Joe Cain Marching Society. Ted and I explore the history of Carnival and Mardi Gras in both Mobile and New Orleans.
On today’s show, you’ll learn...
All this and more on today's episode of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast!
A huge thanks to Ted Flotte, with the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and Joe Cain Marching Society. Ted not only conceived the idea for this episode, but also provided the treasure trove of resources listed above.
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