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Old 07-14-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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I lived in port Sulphur until Nov. 1976. There was one small grocery store,one movie theater that showed movies only on Tuesday nights, I think, one bar, one laudro - mat & one gas station. Since then I have wanted to go back & visit. I guess all the houses are gone now due to Katrina. I lived right across the street from the bar & next door to Taylor's garage. Does anyone know if the 2 story hoouse is still there. My son was 6 months old when we moved back to Ky. I just want to know of the area to tell him now of it. Does anyone remember the name of the refinery there? I know my brother was told that the guy who he worked for {Ray Gibbons I think that was his name} owned most of the town. I really would appreciate anything that anyone might remember on this "Perfect friendly little town" Thanks
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Here in Baton Rouge I have an orange tree that has produced fruit most years. At my old house in Magnolia Woods I had a banana tree that produced full grown fruit exactly three times in the thirty years I lived there.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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Since Katrina, I have seen a burst of palm trees appearing all over. I think the same thing is happening in houston. Problem is, new orleans weather is harsh. It's either scorching hot or freezing balls. Alot of palm trees look ****ed up now.

I don't think New Orleans has the climate for it. It's sub-tropical, but not really TROPICAL.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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As far is 'orange trees' I live on the westbank of new orleans and have an orange tree in my front yard. It produces every year. more than I can eat to too.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Since Katrina, I have seen a burst of palm trees appearing all over. I think the same thing is happening in houston. Problem is, new orleans weather is harsh. It's either scorching hot or freezing balls. Alot of palm trees look ****ed up now.

I don't think New Orleans has the climate for it. It's sub-tropical, but not really TROPICAL.
I've actually noticed less since Katrina. The reason they look messed up is because of this extremely cold winter we just had.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I was down in Cameron Parish this week and saw plenty of palm trees down there
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Canal street used to be LINED with them all the way down.

As for Citrus, we used to have two MASSIVE satsuma trees in our
backyard, with fruit the size of a large navel orange. But the easy
peel of a satusma. And the sweetness, oh man. People really got
excited when we would drop a Schwegmann's bag of fruit off at their
house. I bet we would pick 40 bags of fruit a year, the tall brown
grocery sacks. Get home from school on a hot day to a fridge cold
piece of juicy citrus.......OHHHhhhhh...........mm.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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there are palms all over NO and ive seen plenty of citrus grown. neighbor to me in my childhood home had a citrus tree and it grew oranges or something about the size of volleyballs
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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In Louisiana we have lots of "Canary Island" palms. These are found throughout South Louisiana. I was told by a professor from Tulane University that these palms arrived in Louisiana in the 1780s when Isleños from the Canary Islands left there homes for Louisiana, prompted by the Spanish government to settle in St. Bernard Parish, around Barataria in lower Jefferson Parish, Valenzuela along Bayou Lafourche in Ascension/Assumption Parish between present day Donaldsonville & Paincourtville and also at Galveztown in East Ascension Parish. The Galveztown & Barataria Isleño settlements didn't last but Valenzuela and especially St. Bernard thrived. It is believed these people brought these magnificient palms to us nearly 230 years ago.

Phoenix canariensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Date Palms, Canary Island Palms, Cabbage Palmettos Mexican Fan Palms, Butia Palms and Queen Palms...seen them all there. Also saw bird-of-paradise, bananas and Giant White Bird-of-Paradise there.
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