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By Catherine Campanella

Metairie used to be the 1st suburb of recent Orleans; an outgrowth to the west by way of younger households looking better plenty, outside, and cheap new housing. these suburbanites shared a lot in universal with earlier generations of latest Orleanians who had migrated westward from the unique city (now the French zone) to excessive land alongside the Mississippi River and the Metairie Ridge. whilst Jefferson Parish used to be demonstrated in 1825, it integrated all New Orleans faubourgs west of Felicity Street�what we now understand as Uptown New Orleans. those might turn into the 1st towns in Jefferson Parish: Carrolton, Jefferson, and Lafayette. via the early 1900s, the westward enlargement persisted into what we now name outdated Metairie and Bucktown. throughout the mid-20th century, Metairie boomed and is now one of many greatest groups in Louisiana. whereas many citizens contemplate themselves New Orleanians, even these born generations after their households moved to the suburb, Metairie has its personal distinct history.

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