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Algiers, LA

Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1857
Algiers, La., Orleans parish. On the right bank of the Mississippi River, opposite New Orleans. The river here is rather less than half a mile wide, and curves in such a manner that much the greatest force and rapidity of the current is thrown upon the New Orleans side... The favorable position of Algiers, in reference to this great line of internal communication, in connection with its fine facilities for navigation and commerce, on the Mississippi River, cannot fail of making it, at no distant day, one of the most prosperous and important places on the banks of the " Father of Waters." (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

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