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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City.

Lolly Pop Walking Tours Redefine Local History With An Eye On The CBD

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An illustration from the 1885 book, "The Industries of New Orleans."

It doesn’t take much to charm people when they first walk through the French Quarter. Lolly Pop Tour Shop, however, doesn’t fall back on just those charms. It aims to show a different side of New Orleans, with offbeat historical tours of the Central Business District. Historian Lolly Walsh joins NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford to describe how the path her tour company paves is different from all the rest. 


Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Kelley Crawford is a professor of composition at Bard Early College New Orleans, a columnist, writer, and managing editor for NolaVie, as well as a freelance radio host for WWNO. She also spends her professional time as the president of Shotgun Cinema. When she isn't being all professional, you can find her dancing in parades with the dance krewe, Cosmonaughties, traveling while writing young adult books, and volunteering at WRBH, Reading Radio for the Blind and Print Impaired. She has a weekly column entitled "Artists in Their Own Words," where she asks a-typical questions to artists around New Orleans. To contact Kelley, you can email her at kelley@nolavie.com

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