Sicilian Contribution Markers rejected for New Orleans French Quarter

May 20, 2020 1054

Efforts are still underway requesting the City of New Orleans to allow marker in the French Quarter which focus on the Sicilian Contributions. However since September, New Orleans has refused to proposed markers to be installed in Jackson Square, any other city land, or the river walk in the French Quarter.

After the Dingley Tariff was passed in 1897 on imported pasta, the Sicilians responded by erected eleven pasta factories in the French Quarter. One was Taormina’s which is now the site of Muriel’s located to the east of the Presbytere.

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