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Exhibit looks at early Louisiana 'Pipe Dreams'

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the early 1700s, France sent thousands of colonists and slaves to Louisiana in the belief that tobacco would refill a treasury drained by wars. That period of envisioning the state as a promised land is the focus of "Pipe Dreams," an exhibit opening Tuesday and running through Sept. 15 at the Historic New Orleans Collection. From August 1717 to January 1731, Scottish...

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