<font size="2"><font color="red">French: Vive le Roi et la Reine! ----> long live the King and Queen!
<font size="2"><font color="red">A Design without a story? Well it's just a design. A design with a story, that's art. Bill
<font size="2"><font color="red">Text Hints. "Vive le roi" --->
</font> Long live the King. <font color="red"> "C'est Bon!"
--></font> That's all right. 2.It's nice It's Good! <font color="red">"Bonjour" -->
</font> Good afternoon! Good morning! How do you do? Hello! Hi! Welcome!</font> <font size="2"><font color="red">Laissez le bon temps rouler! -->
</font> Let the good times roll!</font>
<font size="2"><font color="red">Jean Lafitte, Pirate king of kings
<font size="2"><font color="red">A design is just a design, unless it has a story.
</font> Meet Jean Lafitte (ca. 1776 – ca. 1823) was a pirate and privateer in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century. He and his elder brother, Pierre, spelled their last name Laffite, but English-language documents of the time used "Lafitte", and this is the commonly seen spelling in the United States, including for places named for him.</font>
<font size="2">Lafitte is believed to have been born either in France or the French colony of Saint-Domingue. By 1805, he operated a warehouse in New Orleans to help disperse the goods smuggled by his brother Pierre Lafitte. After the United States government passed the Embargo Act of 1807, the Lafittes moved their operations to an island in Barataria Bay. By 1810, their new port was very successful; the Lafittes pursued a successful smuggling operation and also started to engage in piracy.
<font size="2">Though Lafitte tried to warn Barataria of a British attack, the American authorities successfully invaded in 1814 and captured most of Lafitte's fleet. In return for a pardon, Lafitte helped General Andrew Jackson defend New Orleans against the British in 1815. The Lafittes then became spies for the Spanish and moved to Galveston Island, which they called Campeche, where they developed the colony there. More at "Jean Lafitte"
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<font size="2"><font color="red">Mardi Gras Louisiana
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