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St. Charles Streetcar July 14, 2016 One of the more popular streetcar lines in New Orleans is the 13 mile St. Charles Avenue line. It begins at Canal Street in the east and stretches all the way to S. Carrollton in the west where it turns north for many blocks before turning around and retracing its route. It passes the Garden District, where the main characters in my two books live. It is also a favorite way to get to the Zoo. In Starrin’...Loretta Padgett!, Loretta’s younger brother, Tad, occasionally insists on riding the streetcar to get home after school—even though it’s only a six block ride. And it still means three blocks of walking from the school to St. Charles and another three blocks from St. Charles to home. In When’s Daddy Comin’ Home?, Duffy chooses to play the huge sousaphone in the upcoming Easter parade that passes through the French Quarter. Lugging heavy weights to substitute for the horn, she, along with her friends, take the same streetcar track to the Quarter. There they practice marching the 2 ½ miles of the parade’s route and return home exhausted. Tickets are $1.25 (July 2016). –Rachell Elaine Jackson
©  Copyright Rachell Elaine Jackson.  All Rights Reserved.  Website design and hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.

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St. Charles Streetcar July 14, 2016 One of the more popular streetcar lines in New Orleans is the 13 mile St. Charles Avenue line. It begins at Canal Street in the east and stretches all the way to S. Carrollton in the west where it turns north for many blocks before turning around and retracing its route. It passes the Garden District, where the main characters in my two books live. It is also a favorite way to get to the Zoo. In Starrin’...Loretta Padgett!, Loretta’s younger brother, Tad, occasionally insists on riding the streetcar to get home after school—even though it’s only a six block ride. And it still means three blocks of walking from the school to St. Charles and another three blocks from St. Charles to home. In When’s Daddy Comin’ Home?, Duffy chooses to play the huge sousaphone in the upcoming Easter parade that passes through the French Quarter. Lugging heavy weights to substitute for the horn, she, along with her friends, take the same streetcar track to the Quarter. There they practice marching the 2 ½ miles of the parade’s route and return home exhausted. Tickets are $1.25 (July 2016). –Rachell Elaine Jackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens

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RachellElaineJackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens